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Sleep and the Immune System
How many hours of quality sleep are you getting? One of the first things you can do for your health and immune system, is to let your body recharge with sleep. The body innately knows how to heal and fight off infection, and many of those functions and processes need to happen while we are asleep.
Watch this Facebook live video where Dr. Ryan Dopps, Dopps Chiropractic NE, talks about the importance of sleep and shares some fascinating research about melatonin and how it can help you with a deep, healing sleep.
Want to know more about Dr. Frank Shallenberger’s melatonin research? Click here.
While everyone’s needs are different, the CDC recommends 7-9 hours of sleep for adults, 8-10 hours for teens and 9-12 hours for school age children.
In times of stress, give your body a reset with a short power nap. Go to bed an hour earlier. Get ready for rest by removing distractions and screens at bedtime. Try to sleep without any ambient light (other than red light or moonlight) to help your melatonin production. Practice prayer or meditation to ease your mind and let your body relax. Let’s sleep our way to a stronger immune system!
Did you know: a 2019 study in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, showed that sleep could enhance the efficiency of T cells, which contribute to the body’s immune response.
At Dopps Chiropractic NE, we care about each of you so deeply, and want you to know we are here for you. Please call 316-636-5550 to make an appointment with Dr. Ryan to ensure that your nervous system is clear and functioning or message us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
- Medical News Today – Sleep https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324432
- Dr. Frank Shallenberger – https://riordanclinic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/3-3-Shallenberger-High-Dose-Melatonin-Therapy-An-Ideal-Adjuvant.pdf
- CDC – Sleep https://www.cdc.gov/sleep/about_sleep/how_much_sleep.html