There’s no better feeling in the world than waking up after a FULL night of sleep. And I don’t mean six or seven hours and then an alarm.
I’m talking about when you’ve slept and slept until you can’t sleep anymore.
You woke up because your body said, “I’m done – let’s get going.”
You feel refreshed.
And you’re READY.
But let’s face it: How often does that kind of sleep happen?
If you’re like most folks, probably not often enough.
It’s time to make an effort to make sure you get all 40 of your nightly winks. And I’ll reveal an easy sleep secret that’ll help you snooze away without worry in a moment.
First, new research shows WHY sleep is so important not to cut yourself short.
It’s CRITICAL to your immune system. And if you don’t get the shuteye you need, you could face infection, chronic illness, and worse.
Lack of shuteye is “blinding” your T cells
When it comes to your immune system, there’s probably nothing more important than the T cells.
You’re under constant assault from viruses and other germs. But when your T cells are locked, loaded and ready for battle, you’ll never even know it because you’ll never get sick.
Your T cells will wipe out every single one of those threats quietly, behind the scenes.
But when they’re worn out, you’ll know it pretty fast – because you’ll be absolutely miserable with an endless parade of illness and infection.
And that’s where sleep is so critical.
When you miss out on shuteye, your levels of a protein called integrins plunge. That’s bad news because that’s your T cells rely on them to spot invaders, attach to those cells, and kill them.
Without integrins, your T cells are operating blind. They lose the ability to recognize threats.
Next thing you know you’re battling an infection.
Arm your immune system… in your sleep!
The effect of sleep on integrins is SO powerful that researchers were able to spot “blind” T-cells in volunteers after just a SINGLE NIGHT of missed shuteye!
Now, of course, they’re talking about ways to activate those same T-cells without sleep.
You know what that means. Big Pharma executives probably think they’ve got a pretty nifty idea for a drug to simulate the effect of sleep on those T-cells.
But hey, here’s a crazy idea for activating integrins, enhancing the T-cell response, and boosting your immune system all at the same time…
Get more sleep!
Seriously why mess around with a drug when the study shows that sleep alone does the trick? And if you’re struggling to get shuteye, you STILL don’t need a med.
Try a calming herbal tea like apigenin-packed chamomile at first, just before bed. And if that doesn’t do the trick, get your hands on the “sleep hormone,” aka melatonin, which is proven to help people get rest without the risks of meds.
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