Sleep Well Everyday To Fight Infections

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  • Wellbeing
  • Self Care
  • Dr. Jatin Bhide

Research shows that sleep and our immune system are closely connected.

Good sleep strengthens the immune system, ensures effective response to vaccines, and safeguard against allergic reactions.

Research from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine shows that women are more likely than men to have trouble sleeping at night.

They also experience hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle as also pregnancy. Here are a few healthy sleep tips for women:

Have a warm bath and a cool bedroom. We begin to feel sleepy when our body temperature drops. This will be especially helpful during menstruation because there is an increase in the core body temperature during your period. A cool bedroom is conducive to better sleep.

Avoid coffee, cigarettes and alcohol. No, alcohol doesn’t give you good sleep. Caffeine and tobacco are downright enemies of sound sleep.

Avoid heavy dinner. Heavy meals may give you indigestion and heartburn which can result in disturbed sleep. Have an early dinner and later, if you feel like, eat a light snack closer to bedtime.

Avoid screen time. Switch off the TV and your phone to get into a sleeping mode. Light exposure can be disruptive to sleep.

Breathe! If you are stressed over something, try conscious relaxation and breathing exercises or meditation before bedtime.

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