General Wellness

Vaishali Khanna


Shyft Habit Coach

January 30, 2023

Sleep and Immune System

Advance sleep science reveals that a good quality sleep boosts the immune system that protects us from the attacks of disease-causing pathogens, wards of infections and repairs wounds. Sleep provides essential support to the immune system and improves immune cells or T cells and cytokines, a protein that is produced as an inflammatory response to infections and wounds for fast recovery and repair. Also, the immune activities heighten during sleep to enhance adaptive and innate immunity of the body against dangerous antigens. As breathing and muscle activities slow down during sleep, energy is made available for the immune system to rev up and consolidate its defense function.  Hence, an injured or ill person is advised to take good rest and sleep, while the body effectively heals itself during this period.

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January 30, 2023

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