Sleep, Drugs for Influenza

When exposed to cold, flu drugs are consumption and vitamin C is the first thing that occurred to someone. But you know, the most effective drugs to prevent and treat flu turned out to be sleeping enough.

A study has shown that those who sleep more easily with the flu, the researchers speculate that it is the accumulation of the lack of sleep. Insufficient sleep causes the body's immune system and the virus was less easy to enter.

In a study recently that found in the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers conducted a study of 153 men and women for 2 weeks. Researchers checked the quality and quantity of respondents each day. Every 5 days, researchers in the room of respondents quarantine influenza virus.

Respondents who slept with a number of hours less than 7 or 8 hours a day were 3 times more frequent colds than those who slept an average of 8 hours a day.

Sleep and the immune system are closely linked. Less rest body will not have a good immune system because it was not given a chance to rest and produce defense cells that function against the virus.

Previous researchers also found that mammalian sleep was enough to produce levels of white blood cells that function to fight disease. White blood cells will increase, but not with red blood cells.

"The species with sufficient sleep duration would increase the immune system and body will be well protected," said researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, was quoted as saying by the New York Times, Friday (25/9/2009).

Enough sleep was not only prevent someone from influenza disease, but also can treat it. If exposed to influenza, the system is disturbed metabolism, therefore the body needs to adapt again, and enough sleep can overcome this.

From now on, do not Sepelekan sleep problems and set your bedtime so your body always fit and able to work a maximum.

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