Sleeping Through Infectious Disease and the COVID-19 Vaccine
JUN 14
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After presenting at the SLEEP 2022 annual meeting, Dr. Aric Prather explains the findings of his previous research demonstrated lack of sleep (6 hours or less) was associated with a 4 times higher risk of becoming sick after exposure to rhinovirus in an interview with HCPLive. Currently, Prather and his team at UCSF are working with a large naive population for a study that began in March 2021. They've been able to evaluate various aspects of health by following individuals through the COVID-19 vaccination and booster process. According to Prather, the aim is to identify psychological, behavioral, sleep, and biological predictors of who mounts and maintains protection.
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