How sleep affects the immune system

A tight connection between autoimmune conditions and sleep quality

Sleep, brain, and the immune system

How does poor sleep affect the immune system?

Even if you are only slightly sleep deprived, your body is likely to activate certain parts of the immune system responsible for autoimmune flare-ups (19). This effect is especially strong in women (20, 21).

How does inflammation affect sleep?

If an increased amount of certain antibodies are present in the body, you will have more problems sleeping. Some researchers even want to classify narcolepsy as an autoimmune condition (25).

Age as a factor in the sleep-immune system interaction

What can fix the inflammation-sleep loop?

What are the symptoms to look out for?



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Dr. Vedrana Högqvist Tabor

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