Sleep enhances immunity and prevents the occurrence of stress and depression.
The study showed that sleep may strengthen your immune system by making white blood cells more active in resistance to infections. This is stated in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, writes The Daily Mail.
“Sleep enhances the effectiveness of T-cells and their reaction to various threats,” – said Luciana Besedovsky, a representative of the University of Tubingen in Germany.
When a person is awake, his body more stress hormones, such as adrenaline, which, as the researchers found, slowing down the immune system.
All animals possess two types of signals – some cause the body to sleep, while others on the contrary – to hinder it. They form a natural oscillation, the day when people are awake and the night asleep. However, the violation of these processes can be destructive.
Studies show that people with sleep problems can end up to a weakened immune system and put themselves at greater risk of chronic stress and depression.
According to experts, these processes, in turn, may contribute to various diseases, including cancer.