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Why is sleep important if you hepatitis C?

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You need a strong immune system to help your body work with the powerful drugs you’re taking to fight the virus. Sleep recharges your defense system.

SOURCES:

Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology : “A Review of Sleep Disturbance in Hepatitis C.”

CATIE (Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange): “Hepatitis C: An in-depth guide: Sleep problems,” “Sleep disturbances and hepatitis C virus.”

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

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Hepatitis C.”

Current Hepatitis Reports : “Role of Sleep Disturbance in Chronic Hepatitis C Infection.”

Journal of Hepatology : “Active at night, sleepy all day -- Sleep disturbances in patients with hepatitis C virus infection.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on August 24, 2017

SOURCES:

Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology : “A Review of Sleep Disturbance in Hepatitis C.”

CATIE (Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange): “Hepatitis C: An in-depth guide: Sleep problems,” “Sleep disturbances and hepatitis C virus.”

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

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Hepatitis C.”

Current Hepatitis Reports : “Role of Sleep Disturbance in Chronic Hepatitis C Infection.”

Journal of Hepatology : “Active at night, sleepy all day -- Sleep disturbances in patients with hepatitis C virus infection.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on August 24, 2017

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