Proper and healthy sleep has a direct relationship with your strong immunity system. We might not give much heed to the growing problem of sleep deprivation. But it is affecting our immunity and resulting in cold, flu, fever and other related health issues.
Having more than 8 hours of sleep might not affect your daily life; but skipping proper sleep may leave you susceptible to serious health issues.
How are Sleep and Immunity Connected?
When we sleep, our body makes cytokines which are proteins that are secreted from our body. Cytokines have an anti-inflammatory property and fight infection. However, when we don’t get the right amount of sleep our body makes fewer cytokines. This results in a week immunity system and makes us prone to flu, cold and fever.
If you are facing issues of not getting proper sleep due to workload or pressure then you should be aware that even medicines and mediation won’t help much because your body is losing the capacity to fight with diseases.