Sleep is especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic as, during sleep, your body performs many tasks to help keep your immune system functioning smoothly. One of these functions is while sleeping, white blood cells in your body accumulate and fight off antigens that have been trapped by lymphatic tissues during the day. Cortisol, also known as the stress hormone, reduces inflammatory responses in your body. These bursts can be good in small bursts and sleep can help reduce levels of cortisol, keeping it in check.
Learn more about how sleep affects your body and how to fall asleep faster here.
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