Scientist have done an amazing job of developing the COVID vaccine. Our job now is to help it be more effective by getting a good night’s sleep on the days before and after we receive it, to keep our immune system strong.
According to Dr. Khurshid, Director of the Center for Neuromodulation at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, “The role of sleep in boosting innate and acquired immune response is significant. Studies have shown normal sleep after […]
Unfortunately, the energy and challenges of 2020 have remained.
While I understand the importance of sleep and have helped many of you treat your sleep apnea, the toll of our present life has left me, and many of my patients, experiencing a sense of exhaustion and ennui.
William Dement, MD in his book, The Promise of Sleep, states that: “After all the research I’ve done on sleep problems over the last four decades, my most significant finding is that ignorance is the worst sleep disorder of them all.”
There is not much you can do to improve your sleep quality if you have an untreated sleep problem. If you have a sleep disorder, please get that treated first.
On their Covid-19 recommendations, the CDC under the heading healthy ways to cope with stress, says:
Get plenty of sleep
Why is this important?
The Mayo Clinic provides the following explanation:
“During sleep, your immune system releases proteins called cytokines…certain cytokines need to increase when you have an infection or inflammation, or when you are under stress. Sleep deprivation may decrease production of these protective cytokines. In addition, infection fighting antibodies and cells are reduced during periods when you […]