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Does Lack Of Sleep Affect Your Immune System
Yes: Any physical or emotional stress, if significant, can affect your immune system. This includes lack of sleep, anxiety, emotional distress, etc. If you are having difficulty sleeping, try 20-30 minutes of exercise a couple of hours before bed. Melatonin is also a safe otc supplement that helps some people adjust their day/night cycle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep deprivation is when either consciously or unconsciously you are not allowing your body enough time for sleep. Typically in adult normal time is 6-8 hours. There are some people that require more (> 10 hours). Sleep deprivation can take another form in the type of selective deprivation such as rem sleep deprivation. Typically this may be med induced or ...Read more
Immune/sleep: Some parts of the immune system (cellular mediated) are immediately changed (fast changes in chemical mediators such as cytokines), but humoral mediated immunity can sometimes take more time, such as weeks to months to recover, also dependent on degree of sleep deprivation and duration. ...Read more
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Ways i can boost my immune system? I work 2 jobs with 65 hours a week in total, i don't sleep much and i eat once a day. Is this a contributor?
Immune system: Life style and diet certainly effects your immune system. You are working very hard, but i would find a way to take a few snacks during the day e.g. A handful of nuts or a health bar. Try to find a way to get more sleep or try to take a nap. Take a multivitamin daily. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I know that not sleeping enough hurts your immune system, but does sleeping more boost your immune system?
Only if you need it: Many people are looking for some "magic pill" to "boost their immune system". There is no such pill. However, there is a way to boost your immune system, live a healthy lifestyle. Proper diet, proper sleep- wake cycles, healthy environment, proper exercise are the foundation of good health and good immune health. Too much sleep is just as bad as not enough sleep. Balance is the key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi i would like to know, how long does it usually take for a healthier immune system if I have a balanced diet, proper excersice, and 8 hours of sleep?
It will come: You sound like you are on the right track...Follow with your family doc for regular checks and advice. ...Read more
Possible/unlikely: Certainly people with a weakened immune system (for example pt with HIV) are more likely to contract opportunistic infections with viruses and parasites. However, warts are very common even in healthy 17 y/o. You are probably very healthy and have warts because 10% or more of healthy teenagers have warts. ...Read more
Sleep immune power: One night awake till 3am can reduce immune power by 50% the day after. If body is weak, immune is weakened. Sleep is for all body systems rest and recuperation. Immune is part of whole body harmony. All body functions are in an absolute inter-dependency. Eat well balanced meals, exercise regularly, sleep 7-8h/d, good social life insure minimal health problem when older. ...Read more
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