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
- 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:
- When we sleep, we produce cytokines, which protect us against inflammation and infection
- Sleep can help flush out various systems of the body
- Sleep is anabolic
- 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
- Sleep is linked with energy
- 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
“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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