Why Is Sleep Important In Fighting Against The Coronavirus? #COVID19SouthAfrica. The lack of sleep is common for the youth around the globe, it is often shaken off because it is seen as ‘normal’ when a person is working on less sleep.
The lack of sleep is common for the youth around the globe, it is often shaken off because it is seen as ‘normal’ when a person is working on less sleep. The South African Society of Sleep Medicine states that approximately 30 to 40% of South African adults battle with insomnia. It is always recommended that a person gets about 8 hours of sleep so that the immune systems do not become vulnerable.
Getting the reasonable amount of sleep is not only significant for the immune systems but also for the operation of the brain. Researches have shown that when people lack sleep, their immune systems are compromised. Olivia Arezzolo, an Australian sleep specialist, has told ‘news.com.au’ that adults should target eight to nine hours of sleep each night so that they may be able to fight the novel coronavirus.
The sleep specialist says, “Evidence shows that lack of sleep impairs immunity. Studies show that 70% reduction in natural immune cells after only four to five hours of sleep. As a result, you aren’t able to fight off contagious viruses, such as corona, as effectively.” A few ways to get better sleep include sticking to the same sleeping time, having a bedroom that promotes sleeping (declutter!!!) and put a limit on the amount of time that you sped on your phone.
So ladies and gentlemen, hit the sack earlier than you normally would and get your immune system going strong.
by Alexandra Ramaite