How Quality Sleep Can Make or Break the Immune System
- Apr 16, 2020
- Jamie Huber
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You need to sleep more than you think you do! Sleeping well is just as important as eating healthy. If you don’t want to leave yourself prone to illnesses, then you need to sleep. The reason for this cannot be overemphasised.
Let's take a look at the compelling reasons for which sleep is essential. What is the importance of sleep to the immune system, and how does quality sleep help our health?
Lack of sleep can also affect how fast you recover if you do get sick.
Whenever we are asleep, there is the release of cytokines by our immune system. If you probably don’t know what the cytokines are, they are a form of protein formed in the body. These proteins have the sole function of targeting infections and inflammations in the body, ultimately aiding the ease with which we sleep.
But How Much Sleep is too little or too much?
The amount of sleep needed in a person is all dependent on the age of the person. For instance, teenagers need just an average of 10 hours of sleep. However, for children, they require and do get more than 10 hours of sleep. Take note that this is for kids and teenagers.
For adults, getting sleep time as high as this can tell negatively on your overall health.
Now, while hours of sleep has a huge role to play in your overall health, the type of pillowcase used also plays a significant part in determining the quality of your sleep. When you use the wrong material for your pillowcase, you are more susceptible to ill health. This ill-health is basically due to the reduction in the efficacy of the immune system that the pillowcase material directly affects. These materials include; cotton, linen, bamboo, etc.
There are several factors with which your pillowcase influences your health.
Just in case you don't know, virtually all pillowcases absorb moisture. When you fall asleep at night, there is always the flaking of the dead skin. Coupled with this, is the absorption of your sweat, your skin’s natural oil, as well as other ointments you applied to your body before going to bed.
The accumulation of all these moistures and oils results in the formation of a breeding ground for bacteria. This accumulation in your pillowcase can be very detrimental and needs you to take steps in its prevention. Once there is the advent of bacteria in this cesspool, you are liable to being sick. It can also cause damage to your skin and hair.
When it comes to your skin, ill-health that can result are; blemishes, clogged pores, and irritation. In the case of your hair, it gets dirty and very greasy. All these can result in the reduction of your immune system’s health. The immune system gets stressed, trying to fight off all these disease-causing bacteria. For instance, the blemishes that result on your face are most likely the result of your face trying to fight off the invading bacteria.
One common characteristic of pillowcases is that they are prone to allergens. This results from the fact that the fabrics and fibres used in the manufacture of these cases possess nooks and crannies that house these disease-causing organisms.
When these diseases get trapped in the pores in the pillowcase, exposing your face to them while you sleep can cause you to suffer several issues when you wake up. Such problems are; running noses, itchy watery eyes, sore throat, etc.
These physical reactions are not the direct effects of the pathogens. They are simply the side effects of your immune system trying to fight back the allergens.
The allergens don't cause these physical illnesses, they are results of your immune system.
Earlier in this guide, we stated the fact that your pillowcase can absorb moisture. This ability results in the exponential growth of mould population in the pillowcase, and result in effects similar to those caused by the presence of bacteria and allergens. When this mould spores progress into your body, your immune system does all it can to help you fight them.
4- Loss of Sleep
The presence of all these micro-organisms in the pillowcase and their corresponding effect ultimately results in insomnia. You tend to lose your sleep, as well as the quality of the little one you get. No one wants this to happen.
While the presence of these organisms has its side effect, coupled with the loss of sleep, it also weakens the body and makes it prone to different diseases.
Another effect of the use of pillowcases is the generation of friction. Friction, in this case, is demonstrated in the fabric tugging and pulling at your hair and skin. This causes the fabric to bunch up, and you get very uncomfortable in your sleep. Now, you are losing sleep, getting susceptible to infections, and you aren't even comfortable with the little rest you get. This is very bad for your health.
Now, the use of eucalyptus fabric in your pillowcase prevents your body and immune system from continually trying to ward off diseases and pathogens.
Eucalyptus fabric is the best material to use for your pillowcase. The question now is, “why should you choose a eucalyptus pillowcases?” and “Why should you use a touché Eucalyptus Pillowcase?”
The primary characteristic of the touché pillowcases is that they are made of the highest quality eucalyptus fabric you can find. Not just is the eucalyptus material used of high quality, it is also the ethically sourced and 100% vegan too!
touché does not promote the growth of bacteria
The most important reason to use eucalyptus for your pillowcase is due to its inability to absorb moisture. Thanks to these, all the pathogenic factors, as listed above, don't hold ground. With the use of eucalyptus, your pillowcase is much cleaner, ultimately resulting in healthier skin and hair for you.
touché resists allergens
The material used in making the touché Pillowcases, as well as the engineering of it, it is impossible for bacteria and other disease-causing organisms to lurk in or around the eucalyptus fabric. The condition around the fabric is hypoallergenic. Hence, there is a reduction in the number of invaders your immune system needs to defend against.
touché does not promote mould growth
We have established the fact that the material used in the touché eucalyptus pillowcase resists the absorption of water. Hence, the growth of mould cannot be aided. This allows your immune system to take the much-needed rest and healing break.
touché affords you a pleasant night’s rest
Not only does the touché pillowcase resist the growth of bacteria and mold, but it also gives you a good night's sleep. The eucalyptus material is very tender and soft, resulting in next to no friction while you sleep. The elimination of friction, which is the leading cause of unpleasant sleep, helps you enjoy your night sleep better.
The use of cotton, linen, satin, and bamboo is not the best option in pillowcases, Eucalyptus is the only fabric you should be sleeping on!
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