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Does having a bedtime for my child a good idea for preventing a cold?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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In brief: No

I am personally not aware of any research in this direction.
If we believe colds are caused by viruses, i don't see how bedtime routine can prevent that.

In brief: No

I am personally not aware of any research in this direction.
If we believe colds are caused by viruses, i don't see how bedtime routine can prevent that.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: No relationship

While having adequate sleep is a good way to keep the immune system strong, i don't see how defining a specific bed time has anything to do with adequacy of sleep /day or the frequency of exposure to & infection by respiratory viruses.
Most infants will drop off & doze periodically to make up for any sleep deficit. I do like predictable sleep rituals every night.

In brief: No relationship

While having adequate sleep is a good way to keep the immune system strong, i don't see how defining a specific bed time has anything to do with adequacy of sleep /day or the frequency of exposure to & infection by respiratory viruses.
Most infants will drop off & doze periodically to make up for any sleep deficit. I do like predictable sleep rituals every night.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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