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Does lack of sleep affect your immune system?
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Brian Fishman
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Lee Perry
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Yes
Yes.

In brief: Yes
Yes.
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