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How is the relationship between sleep and your immune system demonstrated through vaccines?

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Some vaccines contain weakened bacteria. They are designed to trigger your immune system and prepare it to fight infections when they happen. And research says that vaccines work better when you get enough sleep after you've been vaccinated.

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep."

Colton, HR. , National Academies Press, 2006. Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation: An Unmet Public Health Problem

Mayo Clinic: "Lack of Sleep: Can It Make You Sick?"

Physiological Reviews : "The Sleep-Immune Crosstalk in Health and Disease."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Overview of the Immune System."

Pfluger's Archive : "Sleep and Immune Function."

Nature Reviews Neuroscience: "How (and why) the immune system makes us sleep."

Sleep Foundation: "How Sleep Affects Your Immunity."

CDC: "Vaccines: The Basics," "How Much Sleep Do I Need?" "Key Sleep Disorders," "Sleep and Chronic Disease," "Tips for Better Sleep."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on March 17, 2020

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep."

Colton, HR. , National Academies Press, 2006. Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation: An Unmet Public Health Problem

Mayo Clinic: "Lack of Sleep: Can It Make You Sick?"

Physiological Reviews : "The Sleep-Immune Crosstalk in Health and Disease."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Overview of the Immune System."

Pfluger's Archive : "Sleep and Immune Function."

Nature Reviews Neuroscience: "How (and why) the immune system makes us sleep."

Sleep Foundation: "How Sleep Affects Your Immunity."

CDC: "Vaccines: The Basics," "How Much Sleep Do I Need?" "Key Sleep Disorders," "Sleep and Chronic Disease," "Tips for Better Sleep."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on March 17, 2020

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