Getting A Flu Shot? Make Sure You Do This First


Experts say it’s important to get a flu shot this year.  But before you do that, there’s something else you need to take care of – getting a good nights sleep.

Some studies have shown that getting sleep the night before a vaccination can reduce its effectiveness by as much as 50 percent.

Experts recommend between 7 and 10 hours of sleep a night.  People who get less than that are more susceptible to colds, pneumonia, and other health issues.