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Sleep And The Immune System

But as a deeper dive, I want to focus on this: sleep loss and your immune system. So, within the immune system there are these cells called natural killer cells, and you can think of them almost like the secret service agents of your immune system. They are very good at identifying dangerous, unwanted elements and eliminating them. So what you wish for is a virile set of these immune assassins at all times, and tragically, that’s what you don’t have if you’re not sleeping enough.

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Sleep is our life-support system and Mother Nature’s best effort yet at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker. In this deep dive into the science of slumber, Walker shares the wonderfully good things that happen when we get sleep - and the alarmingly bad things that happen when we don’t, for both our brain and our body. Spoiler alert: Sleep like your life depends on it.

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