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Sleep and Immunization

Restful sleep builds immunity Immunization works better after adequate sleep Conventional wisdom holds that a good night’s sleep reduces the risk of getting the flu. Researchers at the University of Chicago conducted an experiment to test this idea. Researchers recruited 25 healthy men with a mean age of 23 years. Eleven of the subjects had…

Write Yourself to Sleep

A recent study extended the benefit of expressive writing to 111 female college students recruited from an undergraduate psychology class. The students were randomly assigned to either an expressive writing group or a control group. Students in the writing group were instructed to write about their deepest feelings and concerns regarding body image and eating concerns. Students in the control group were instructed to write about their plans over the previous week in a time-management context. Eight weeks later, students in the expressive writing group reported significantly less difficulty sleeping compared to students in the control group. This effect occurred even though the expressive writing didn’t concern sleep. Body image concerns presumably acted as a source of stress for the students. Expressive writing appeared to diminish the effects of the stress.

A Dozen Benefits of Restful Sleep

Sleep is vital for lifelong health and well-being. But do you realize just how beneficial sleep can be? The following list includes twelve potential benefits of regular, adequate, restful sleep. Repair of worn or broken tissues – It doesn’t take much imagination that realize that your body needs time to repair worn parts. Sleep provides…