How Much Sleep Should We Be Getting?

How Much Sleep Should We Be Getting?

Sleep Sleep Quality

Sleep is one of the most important things that we do everyday. We crave sleep, share memes, about sleep, and complain when we don’t get enough of it. But how much sleep should we actually be getting per night? Most people will tell you it’s a straight 8 hours, but the truth is that how much sleep you need depends on a lot of factors.  We wanted to revisit this often-asked question and put some rumors to rest (see what we did there?).  How Much Sleep is Necessary? The NSF (National Sleep Foundation) brought together a panel of 18 experts...

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How Sleep Affects Your Immune System

How Sleep Affects Your Immune System

APAP CPAP Health Immune System Obstructicve Sleep Apne OSA Sleep Sleep Quality

When you have a sleep disorder like sleep apnea, it does a lot more than cause fatigue due to a lack of quality of sleep. Because, when you lack the right amount of sleep, your immune system is also impacted in a number of ways, such as slowing down your immune system.  Poor Sleep Inhibits T Cells Your T cells are part of your immune system. These cells specifically fight off viral pathogens, from the regular flu to cancer. But, without enough sleep, your body's T cells become inhibited by higher levels of stress hormones—specifically, noradrenaline and adrenaline—which makes your...

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