Sleeping/exercising/getting teh sick
January 15, 2008 6:24 AM Subscribe
Can a minor change in sleep schedule (as opposed to a reduction in sleep hours) make you sick? Or is her body just reacting badly to an increase in exercise?
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas to health & fitness (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My girlfriend wants to go to the gym before work. However, every time she has adjusted her sleep schedule to accommodate this, she's gotten sick. She's not really sleeping much less, just going to bed and waking up a couple of hours earlier.
I certainly think it's possible that her immune system is just taking a hit from the increase in exercise, so we'll explore the advice in this previous AskMe.
But could this relatively small alteration in sleep patterns be a culprit as well?