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How does sleeping well boost the immune system?

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Aim for 7 hours of sleep a night. It isn’t bad to get less sometimes, but if you don’t get enough most nights, it could strain your imune system. That means you’ll be more likely to get sick from colds, the flu, and more serious infections. You also won’t be able to recover from them as well as a healthier person.

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “Immunotherapy: Using the Immune System to Treat Cancer.”

Aging : “Corticosteroids and immune checkpoint blockade.”

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Breastcancer.org: “Cancer Treatments and Their Impact on Your Immune System,” “Exercise During and After Chemotherapy or Targeted Therapies,” “Exercise During and After Treatment,” “Healthy Eating During Treatment,” “Taking Care of Your Immune System,” “What to Know About Diets That Claim to Cure Cancer.”

Cancer Research Institute: “Cancer Immunotherapy: Stomach Cancer.”

American Society of Clinical Oncology: “Understanding Immunotherapy.”

Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology : “Sleep and immune function.”

Mayo Clinic: “Sleep tips: 7 steps to better sleep,” “Stress Management.”

American Cancer Society: “Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 23, 2019

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “Immunotherapy: Using the Immune System to Treat Cancer.”

Aging : “Corticosteroids and immune checkpoint blockade.”

Opdivo.

Breastcancer.org: “Cancer Treatments and Their Impact on Your Immune System,” “Exercise During and After Chemotherapy or Targeted Therapies,” “Exercise During and After Treatment,” “Healthy Eating During Treatment,” “Taking Care of Your Immune System,” “What to Know About Diets That Claim to Cure Cancer.”

Cancer Research Institute: “Cancer Immunotherapy: Stomach Cancer.”

American Society of Clinical Oncology: “Understanding Immunotherapy.”

Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology : “Sleep and immune function.”

Mayo Clinic: “Sleep tips: 7 steps to better sleep,” “Stress Management.”

American Cancer Society: “Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 23, 2019

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