A new-fangled learning by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey has discovered a link between the amount of sleep we get and our immune system.
They examined the night-time habits of 22,726 adults between 2005-2012 and found a lack of adequate rest lowers our confrontation to the common cold.
Sleep plays an incredibly important role in regulating and maintaining an efficient immune system, the study’s lead author, Aric Prather, told The Huffington Post.
Sleep has consistently taken a back seat to other health behaviours when it comes to investment, both on the part of the individual who is thinking about his or her health, as well as institutions, including the health care system. Sleep is central to health — and our health might depend on it.