sleep and immune system

Neuroimmunology of Sleep

Sleep participates in the regulation of several physiological processes such as energy metabolism, neural plasticity and immune functions. Sleep and immune responses are reciprocally and closely linked. Sleep abnormalities affect immunity, whereas, on the other hand, the immune response, activated for instance by an infection, alters sleep. Sleep is also considered to be an important […]

T Cell and Antigen Presenting Cell Activity During Sleep

T Cell and Antigen Presenting Cell Activity During Sleep

Overview article Sleep supports immune defense. In the first half of nocturnal sleep, slow wave sleep (SWS) and the circadian system act in concert to induce a pro-inflammatory milieu, while immunosuppressive mediators are at lowest levels. This pro-inflammatory milieu boost and facilitates T helper (Th) 1 immune responses, like an adjuvant. On the other side, […]