PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Researchers say they have discovered a link between sleep and the common cold.

A new study finds your likelihood to catch a cold goes up if you get less than six hours of sleep at night.

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In fact, researchers say people are four to five times more susceptible to falling prey to the virus.

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On top of that, mental alertness, driving ability and higher risk of heart attack,  can come from lack of sleep.

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