Fight Viruses With … Sleep?

With the 24-hour news cycles spinning out of control these days, you may find yourself feeling way more stressed than usual. And that additional anxiety can lead to a lot of sleepless nights… If there’s one thing these trying times will teach us, it’s that we need to take control of our own health. We can’t rely on the government, or Big Pharma or anyone else to do it for us. After all, self-reliance in hard times is the core of the American spirit. Which means it’s up to each of us to protect and bolster our own immune system. And one of the best – and easiest – ways to do this is by getting enough sleep. Your immune defenses won’t work if you don’t. A good night’s sleep also affects how fast you’ll recover if you do get sick. You see, without enough shut-eye your body makes fewer cytokines. These are a kind of protein that targets infection and inflammation – basically creating your immune response. Cytokines are both produced and released during sleep, causing a double whammy if you don’t get enough sleep. Sleep Turns on Infection-Fighting T Cells Numerous studies show a good night’s sleep improves immune cells known as T cells. T cells are a specialized white blood cell that fights what are known as intracellular pathogens… viruses that live inside your cells, including flu, HIV, cancer – and coronavirus. In a new study from Germany, researchers compared immune-boostin...
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