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Sleep Can Boost Your Immune System

With the coronavirus on everyone’s mind, you’ll be horrified to learn a lack of sleep can affect your immune system. A healthy immune system can fight off infection. A sleep-deprived immune system doesn’t work as well. During sleep, your body produces cytokines, which help fight infection. Less sleep means fewer cytokines, leaving you more susceptible to getting sick. 

The average American spends more than 8 hours a day in front of a screen. By contrast, it’s recommended that the average adult spends seven hours a day sleeping and the CDC has found that one in three don’t even get that much sleep. 

With schools closed and many offices working remotely you’ll probably spend more time today staring at a screen than you will sleeping. But all of that screen time has an unintended consequence – it exposes us to blue light, which is proven to suppress melatonin, making it more difficult to fall asleep, and stay asleep. 

Even though we know sleep is so important, 90 percent of people still look at their phones before bed. The exposure to blue light suppresses melatonin, changing the bodies circadian rhythm, causing a poor night of sleep and creating the ripple effect of mental and physical health issues. We get that sometimes it can’t be avoided, so the next best thing is to protect yourself. 

EyeJust diminishes blue light from your screen, protecting you from blue light overexposure.  Support your immune system, protect your health and don’t lose sleep over blue light!

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