Are you prioritizing quality sleep? Being intentional about good sleep might be the simplest yet most effective step you could take for a better life, including not getting sick and being a better spouse or parent.
Have you ever heard someone say "I don't need sleep! I'll sleep when I'm dead!"
Well, science continues to prove that not prioritizing sleep is going to put you closer and closer to that eternal "dirt nap".
Here's yet another ARTICLE about how important sleep is from the Mayo Clinic.
This particular article discusses the role of cytokines in protecting the body from infections and the importance of sleep for having healthy cytokine function.
Cytokines have been in the media this year. One of the dangerous complications of COVID-19 is the "cytokine storm" that leads to an out of control inflammatory response. We've also learned how important Vitamin D is for healthy cytokine production and function.