Sleep Well at Cap Maison

 

How Sleep affects Immunity

We thought that since traveling at present means following all the COVID 19 protocols both from your home country and your vacation destination, it would be interesting to see how sleep affects immunity.

We found this information from sleepstation.org

Getting to Sleep Well

 

It’s an undeniable fact that to sleep well is crucial for your overall health and wellbeing. In fact, it is during sleep that our body carries out all of the major housekeeping and repairs within all the systems of the body.

As we sleep, our muscles are repaired, waste products are removed from our cells and immune responses are busy to ensure that when we wake, our body is ready to fit and ready for another day.

A growing body of research has shown that getting enough good sleep is essential for your immune system. This is the body’s defence network that prevents or limits infection in your body.

Healthy sleep can help boost the immune system and can even help to prevent you from getting sick as often.

 
 

How Sleep affects Immunity from COVID

Sleep not only increases your immune system function. It’s also been shown to play a role in improving antibody responses to vaccinations.

This means getting enough sleep before and after you’re vaccinated can help vaccines work in your body.

So, in essence, getting a good nights sleep before and during your vacation will keep you safer.

 

Sleep & the Immune System

How many times have you felt poorly before bed only to hear the reassuring words ‘you’ll feel so much better after a good night’s sleep?’

It’s not always the case, of course, but there’s plenty of truth in — and science behind — a saying passed down through the generations. Better sleep means better health.

Unsurprisingly, the COVID-19 pandemic reignited the debate around the importance of sleep as a means of bolstering immune function.

Are better sleepers better protected against illness? Can a lack of quality sleep damage your immune system? The answer to both questions is a resounding ‘yes’.

 

 

 

Is sleep a superpower?

Although some people say that sleep is a superpower, it’s just a normal everyday process that keeps the brain and body, including the immune system, working at its best.

It’s probably because we all do it every night that we forget just how key sleep is to our health and wellbeing. Sleep is a fantastically effective physiological process that provides the foundation for good health.

Good sleep plays a vital role in the immune response’s ability to function, whereas a lack of sleep can reduce immunity from and increase susceptibility to infection.

In fact, numerous studies have demonstrated that sleep deprivation negatively impacts upon the immune system.

So sleep is essential for keeping the immune system at its best. It’s also the case that sleep patterns can be altered by a poorly functioning immune response.

 

Your sleep and your immune system are interlinked. It’s a special relationship built to last.

 

 

How sleep affects Immunity & Immunisation

The effect of poor sleep can also be seen in the immune response to vaccination. A study showed that partially sleep-deprived, healthy adults, who were immunised against influenza, developed antibody concentrations half the level of their well-rested peers.

Researchers have also found that people who slept fewer than six hours per night are, on average, far less likely to mount an antibody response to the hepatitis B vaccine.

They were nearly 12 times more likely to be unprotected by the vaccine than people who slept more than seven hours.

These concepts are extracts taken from a fascinating article on Sleepstation. We recommend you read it all here https://www.sleepstation.org.uk/articles/health/sleep-and-immunity/

Getting a better nights sleep

We have all read the tips and the advice about how one should tune your lifestyle into better sleep patterns. But do we pay attention and act on it. I bet many of us do not.

  • Go to bed at the same or similar time each night. Allow 7-8 hours for sleep and set your alarm accordingly.
  • Use an alarm sound that is not jarring. You can find some really nice ones on i PHONE’s “Bedtime” app.
  • If you wake during the night, don’t look at the clock.
  • Don’t have so much liquid before sleep that you will need to regularly get up through the night to go to the toilet.
  • Don’t watch disturbing news, films, TV series just before sleep. Don’t have the TV or computer on in the bedroom.
  • Prepare your room: Change the sheets more regularly than you have been, (not a problem when you stay with us) / Get a pillow that is right for you, don’t make do. / Check the right level of white noise that suits you. / Have a calming scent like lavender in the room. / Try using an eye mask to block any light. / Leave a reasonable gap between your evening meal and bedtime. / Don’t drink coffee past midday / Don’t drink alcohol immediately before sleep. /

 
We wish you the best night’s sleep every night and we’ll do everything we can to ensure the same at Cap Maison. Let us know if you have any special requests for your room.