The Healing Power of Sleep

Researchers in Germany have discovered why sleep can be the best medicine. 

“According to a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (February 12, 2019), sleep improves the potential ability of some of the body’s immune cells (namely T cells) to attach to their targets and help fight infection. 

This is especially relevant in light of the high prevalence of sleep disorders and conditions characterized by impaired sleep, such as depression, chronic stress, aging, and shift work”

In clinic, sleep is often one of the first things that l focus on. In my opinion, the importance of having adequate time for the body to rest and repair, psychologically and physically, should not be underestimated.

How Sleep Helps to Fight Infection

Summary: Researchers report sleep can help immune cells attach to targets and help fight infection. The study reveals how sleep assists the body in fighting infections, whereas conditions like chronic stress can make the body more susceptible to illness. Source: Rockefeller University Press. Researchers in Germany have discovered why sleep can sometimes be the best medicine.

New Study Pinpoints Why Sleep Is Often the Best Medicine

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book,” according to an oft-quoted Irish proverb. We all know from life experience that not getting enough sleep increases our odds of getting sick and that a solid night’s sleep is recuperative.

Wishing you wellness,

Mary Clark