with sleep disorders are more likely to develop infections this winter.
This is the opinion of Dr Ellie Cannon, a GP who specialises in general
health. She stated that getting enough rest each night is one of the most
effective ways a person can boost their immune system, which would subsequently
make them more resistant to diseases.
Other changes a person could make include adopting a healthier diet and
participating in more exercise.
"Exercise boosts your circulation and your immune system. That is a
great two-fold motivation to keep up the exercise," Dr Cannon added.
She also advised that proteins such as lean meats and fish can also help to
improve a person's immune system.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists states that
sleep disorders such as insomnia can be caused by emotional problems or
depression and advises that people could seek cognitive therapy and stimulus
control to help alleviate some of these issues.
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Sleep disorders treatment news : 7 December 2011