9 Clear Signs a Cold Is Coming (and How to Stop It)

Get lots of sleep when you start feeling tired

We’re generally wired to try to push through any minor physical symptoms, but that’s our first mistake, because we should really be listening to our bodies to recognize the early signs of a cold. You know that super tired feeling you sometimes get that makes you want to sleep for days? It could signal that your immune system is weakening, so hit the sheets and make sure to get a full night’s sleep. Whether you’re extra sleepy or not, it pays to catch quality sleep. A study led by researchers at Carnegie Mellon found that people who got fewer than seven hours of sleep a night were almost three times as likely to get a cold than those who got more than eight hours a night. Check out 50 more ways to avoid catching a cold this season.

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