Sleep, sleep deprivation and infectious disease: studies in animals.

  title={Sleep, sleep deprivation and infectious disease: studies in animals.},
  author={Linda A. Toth},
  journal={Advances in neuroimmunology},
  volume={5 1},
Common perceptions that the desire for sleep is increased during mild infectious diseases like colds and 'the flu' have fostered beliefs that sleep promotes recovery from infectious disease and that lack of sleep increases susceptibility to infections. However, until recently, the relationship between infectious disease and vigilance received relatively little systematic study. At present, several model systems provide evidence that infectious disease is accompanied by alterations in sleep… CONTINUE READING

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