Podcast: Sleep for Resilience and Immunity

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Why should you look to get sleep? How does sleep benefit you in terms of resilience and immunity? Leanne goes through 5 reasons why Sleep is vital for resilience and immunity.

Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • Why sleep should be your first line of defence

Key Takeaways:

  • At any point in the year, under any circumstance, resilience and immunity are two things we should be concerned about. Resilience — from a mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual sense, and immunity — to life’s hardships, the challenges, the rigours of daily life, and specifically to the viruses, infections, and the various illnesses that can sometimes befall us
  • Thinking about the next phase of recovery and coming back to the office has put greater emphasis on the need to have good immunity.

5 reasons why sleep should be your first line of defence:

  1. When we sleep, we produce cytokines, which protect us against inflammation and infection
  2. Sleep can help flush out various systems of the body
  3. Sleep is anabolic
  4. The process of sleep not only helps us with growth and repair, but it’s when we download the day’s activities, consolidate learning, and lay down memories
  5. Sleep is linked with energy

Action Steps:

  • Get a solid night of sleep (7-8 hours).
  • Introduce a few, little steps into your daily routine that’ll help you get better sleep.
  • Look after your gut:
    • Personalise your diet
    • Minimise stressors
    • Manage your stress levels
    • Have a regimen of prebiotics and probiotics

Leanne said:

“Sleep, in my opinion, is really crucial to resilience, and also to immunity.”

“[Energy is] absolutely vital. It’s at the very center of everything we do.”

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