An interesting article demonstrating the importance of sleep in maintaining health. We often see patients who find if difficult to sleep or feel they don’t get enough rest at night. Such patients may also experience ongoing symptoms of pain or discomfort (in particular back pain).
A good nights sleep is essential in allowing us to recover and to maintain the health of the immune system. This is a report on an article which found those individuals who only get 6 hours or less a night where 4 times more likely to become unwell through catching a virus (eg. cold).