Sleep, fatigue, and NK cell activity in healthy volunteers; significant relationships revealed by within subject analyses

@article{Shakhar2006SleepFA,
  title={Sleep, fatigue, and NK cell activity in healthy volunteers; significant relationships revealed by within subject analyses},
  author={Keren Shakhar and Heiddis B. Valdimarsdottir and Josephine S. Guevarra and Dana Howard Bovbjerg},
  journal={Brain, Behavior, and Immunity},
  year={2006},
  volume={20}
}
Poor sleep is thought to compromise health partially through its effect on immune function. Although experimental studies have shown that sleep deprivation reduces natural killer cell activity (NKCA) within individuals, cross-sectional studies of individuals in ordinary life have often failed to find such a relationship. The current study compared cross-sectional and longitudinal approaches to explore the association between sleep and NKCA. The relationship between NKCA and fatigue was also… CONTINUE READING

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