We've long known sleep has an enormous impact on our immunity and our ability to regulate emotions like anxiety and depression. It's never been more important to use sleep as a lever to plan for the uncertain times ahead.
In short, outside of social isolation, keeping your sleep debt low is the best way to have a healthy, functioning immune system.
Here’s what we know: when it comes to immunity your sleep debt matters. Since sleep debt builds up over time, it's important to make your sleep tonight a priority.
This study from Carnegie Mellon University found that after building 7 hours of sleep debt in a week, healthy participants were 294% more likely to catch the common cold.
This study from the University of Washington Medicine found that chronic short sleep shuts down programs involved in immune response.
This study from the University of Tübingen in Germany found that sleep gives the immune system a chance to regroup.
There are no downsides to getting your sleep debt low - and the science shows there's measurable upside. It’s times like these when it’s not only important but essential to get your sleep right. It's critical for your own health and also reduces your potential to pass the virus on to others.
For us at Rise, it’s important we help. Our company's mission is to eliminate the world's sleep debt and this calling has never felt more urgent.
Keep your sleep debt low and stay healthy,
The Rise team