sleep

How Sleeping Affects the Immune System

How Sleeping Affects the Immune System

Lack of sleep affects the immune system. People who slept 6 hours or less were 4 times more likely to catch a cold compared to those who have an average of 7 hours or more of sleep. Major benefits your immune system gets with enough sleep include the following:
Increased immune function, reduced risk to colds and flu, fight infection and illnesses, help recover from diseases, and beats mental disorders.

 

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What Happens With One Night of Sleep Loss?

What Happens With One Night of Sleep Loss?

Skimping on sleep for an all-nighter project, a raving party or for some reason necessary affects us more than we know. The recommended sleep for adults is between seven and nine. However, the Centers for Disease Control noted that about 30% of people get less than six hours of sleep. Sleep deprivation affects our appearance, immune system, and brain functions.

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Exploring 5 Stages of Sleep

Exploring 5 Stages of Sleep

So, what exactly happens when you hit the sack? According to the National Sleep Foundation, a night of healthy sleep should cycle through five sleep stages every 90 minutes or so. The first four stages make up our non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep, and the fifth stage is when rapid eye movement (REM) sleep occurs.

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How to Sleep Like A Log

How to Sleep Like A Log

Having a good sleep is everyone’s dream. More than a form of rest, this is an active period to help our body restore its’ functional systems. At least 7 to 9 hours per night is the recommended sleep for adults. One-year-olds need 11 to 14 hours, school-age children need 9 to 11 hours, and teenagers require 8 to 10 hours for quality sleep. 

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