The new study found that people can get sick if they do not get enough sleep.
The researchers collected blood samples from 11 identical twin pairs of different sleep patterns. To do this, they found that the two with a shorter sleep had suppressed immune systems compared to their siblings.
“We see that the immune system is working properly when it gets enough sleep. Seven or more hours of sleep is recommended for optimum health,” said lead author Dr. Nathaniel Watson, co-director of the University of Washington Sleep Medicine Center.
The researchers explained that a unique feature of this study is to investigate the possibility of identical twins to review the major genetic factor in human sleep time.
Interestingly, researchers say that genetic contributes 31-55 percent of the bed, while the behavior and environment is good for the other.
The study appears in the journal SLEEP.
Dr. Sina Gharib, a senior author, explained that many of the existing data indicate that restricting sleep – for a limited time in the laboratory environment – can increase inflammatory markers and activate immune system cells.
A little-known period sleep, but short-term, in natural conditions.
Studies using “real world” conditions, he said, and showed the first time chronic programs of near sleep that are involved in the immune response of circulating white blood cells.
Exposed to the Rhinovirus
“The results are consistent with studies that show that when people get less vaccine sleep, antibody response is lower, and if you do not sleep enough people exposed to the rhinovirus, they are more likely to get the virus,” Watson said.
“This study provides additional evidence of the general health and well-being of sleep, especially the health of the immune system.
The researchers, citing data from the Centers for Disease Control, said that in the last century, people sleeping in the United States is estimated at 1.5 to two hours or less and about one-third of those who work sleep less than six hours Per night.
Widespread deprioritization sleep
“Technology and many conflicting interests while the modern society, which is to control the lights, widely used in conjunction with the Zeitgeist de-emphasize the importance of sleep led to widespread deprioritization sleep,” he said