We’ve long known that quality sleep is essential for good health. But, how many of us heed the warnings to get enough sleep? More of us should.
Good Sleep and Good Health
Often, when it comes to the topic of sleep, the implications discussed are long-term. Heart disease. Stress. Obesity. While those are certainly reason enough to strive for quality sleep, maybe we should shift the conversation to the immediate.
Colds. Flu. Bacterial infections. As our schools and workplaces are riddled with germs, it is hard to ignore the immediate threat to good health of these viruses and bacteria. Who wouldn’t welcome accessible protection from them? Turns out, sleep may be just that.
Quality sleep contributes to healthy, vibrant immune systems, which can more aggressively fight off colds, flu, and other infections, now.
Stay healthy and get more sleep.
Read more from Valley Sleep Center’s post on The Effect of Sleep on the Immune System .