Better Sleep, Healthier Immune System

Poor sleep was the number one factor in determining whether someone would get sick after being exposed to the cold virus

July 7, 2020
Better Sleep, Healthier Immune System

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By Steven John

Sleep is becoming the latest casualty of the COVID-19 crisis. Too many sleepless nights can trigger both physical and mental health problems as well as interfere with even simple tasks required in life.

Recent research shows that poor sleep was the number one factor in determining whether someone would get sick after being exposed to the cold virus.

Retired Colonel Dr. Michael Lewis, former US Army infectious disease researcher came on the program to talk about how insufficient or poor-quality sleep (anything less than 7-8 hours) not only impairs such abilities as concentration, mood, judgment, attention span, creativity, and productivity, but it also severely reduces our body's immune function.

Listen to the interview in this segment of Eye on the Community.