Lack of sleep reduces the efficacy of vaccines, doctors warn
If you are going to be vaccinated before they go on vacation, be sure to sleep enough. This will affect whether the vaccine works, writes The Daily Mail. If a person does not sleep a night, the immune system does not react properly.
Experiment Dr. Arik Prater of the University of California showed that when adults are vaccinated against hepatitis B, and they slept less than six hours, their bodys generated fewer antibodies compared to those who slept more than seven hours.
It has already been shown that lack of sleep increases the likelihood of contracting infections such as upper respiratory tract infections. This time ping sleep and decided on 125 vaccinated volunteers 40-60 years. None of them smoked and all had in general good health.
Each volunteer entered the standard dose (twice with an interval of a month, and the last – after 6 months). Before and after vaccination, researchers measured the levels of antibodies. Moreover, the study participants kept a diary to help you understand how long and how hard they are sleeping at night. Sometimes sets up a special monitoring system.
This allowed the calculation of the following: people who slept less than six hours per night, 11.5 times more often had no protection from the virus, even after vaccination. Thus, out of 125 people in 18 does not appear adequate protection.