A look at how sleep can keep our children’s immune system strong.
More and more research is pointing to the fact that that sleep is a vital component in keeping disease at bay, and that means that by ensuring our children get adequate rest, we’re helping them to stay healthy. Dr. Kenneth Bock, co-author of The Germ Survival Guide explains that sleep and our immune system are in fact, indelibly linked.
“Sleep is so important for the immune system, and this is coming from someone, who unfortunately isn’t getting enough because I’m so busy, and I think that’s representative of our society in certainly mothers who are trying to be the super mom taking care of the household and working, etc. Sleep regenerates our immune system. It’s shown to really enhance longevity and it’s really an important part of a program for health. 7 or 8 hours of sleep a night (and even more for young children an teens) is really important. And I know that there are people who only get 5 or 6 hours are probably wincing right now. But it’s true, sleep is extremely important part of an immune enhancing program.”
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