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Why sleep is important for your immune system

Is there more to sleeping properly than just feeling rested? Research shows that there is a strong connection between getting enough sleep and maintaining a healthy immune system.

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Dr. MacFarlane notes that getting enough sleep is particularly important for young children. “There’s also many anabolic processes, beyond immune function,” he says. “Growth hormone is released only during a certain stage of deep non-dreaming sleep. If young children have sleep that is disrupted enough, they will literally stop growing until they get enough sleep.”

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