Lack of sleep lowers the immune system – scientists

Researchers from the Centre for sleep research the UW has studied the health indicators of 11 pairs of twins with different sleep habits. Making blood tests, researchers found that in the vast majority of cases, the twin with the lack of sleep had a weaker immune system. The results of the study confirmed the theory that lack of sleep prevents the formation of white blood cells that strengthen the immune system, writes

7-8 hour sleep allows you to provide a strong immune response and protects against rhinoviruses. And given the fact that about a third of the working population is sleeping less than six hours a day, learning the value of sleep is especially important.

“We found that the immune system works better if the patient is getting enough sleep. Ignore the recommended dose of sleep then increase the risk of developing various diseases,” said study leader Dr. Nathaniel Watson.