Short natural sleep is associated with higher T cell and lower NK cell activities.

@article{Fondell2011ShortNS,
  title={Short natural sleep is associated with higher T cell and lower NK cell activities.},
  author={Elinor Fondell and John Axelsson and Kristina Franck and Alexander Ploner and Mats Lekander and Katarina B{\"a}lter and Hans Gaines},
  journal={Brain, behavior, and immunity},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 7},
  pages={1367-75}
}
Short sleep duration increases the risk of several diseases, possibly involving compromised immune function. However, most previous studies are based on experimentally induced sleep deprivation, and only a few have studied natural variations in sleep duration. Thus our aim was to study how natural variations in sleep duration affect immune function. In total, 36 healthy men and women, aged 20-54, donated blood; 29 on three consecutive mornings, and seven on one morning. Each morning… CONTINUE READING
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