MOSCOW, January 18 - RIA Novosti. Alexander Kalinkin, head of the Lomonosov Moscow State University's Sleep Medicine Center, Candidate of Medical Sciences, told the Moscow Says radio station that lack of sleep increases the risk of contracting viral infections, including coronavirus.
According to him, lack of sleep has a detrimental effect on the human immune system.
"Sleep and immunity are almost synonymous. With a reduction in sleep, immunity drops sharply, and the likelihood of catching any viral infection if a person sleeps less than five hours, compared to those who sleep more than seven hours, is more than 250 percent. Sleep is very important., it provides our immunity, "- explained Kalinkin.
To improve the quality of sleep, he advised getting up and going to bed at the same time, and also giving up the alarm clock.
"We are dealing with a sleep rate, which for most people is from seven to nine hours," the doctor recalled.
Light gadgets can also be used to help better awaken and regulate circadian rhythms, he said.
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