How To Boost Your Immunity With Sleep

by Bryan Dewhurst on March 18, 2020
Did you know sleep is the #1 way to naturally strengthen your immune system? 

Given these uncertain times, we're bringing you the science behind sleep's immunity-boosting benefits and how you can help your body get your best night's rest.

How Sleep Affects Your Immune System

While you are sleeping, your brain goes through a five-stage cycle, to recover and recharge your mind and body. 

It begins with a process called non-REM (NREM) that slows brain waves down before one enters into a deep sleep as the body rests and both immune health and energy levels are recharged.

During sleep, the body releases small inflammation and infection-fighting proteins called cytokines

Sleep and the circadian system boosts the effectiveness of T cells, a specialized white blood cell responsible for activating the immune system to fight infection.

If you are sleep deprived, the connections formed while we are sleeping are not able to fully develop and strengthen our bodies to be able to effectively fight off illness. 

Adults need about 7-8 hours of sleep per night. If you need help supporting restful sleep, Sleep Upgrade is here to help. 

Nourish Your Body & Lower Stress

Sleep Upgrade is formulated with essential minerals and amino acids proven to boost your immune system and help relieve stress.

  • Zinc is an essential trace element that supports the body’s natural resistance and protects the health and integrity of the respiratory system. 

  • Vitamin B6 boost-up the cell-mediated immune response with the production of cytokines and T-lymphocytes that fight against infections, diseases or other unwanted biological invasions. 

  • Magnesium, 5-HTP and L-Theanine work to support the adrenals and help your body regulate cortisol, promoting relaxation and lowering stress.

Other Ways to Strengthen Immune System

Additional things you can do to boost your immune system beyond getting more sleep include:


  • Eliminate alcohol
  • Increase your intake of zinc and Vitamins B6, C, and E
  • Exercise regularly
  • Meditate or perform activities to manage stress
  • Take hot baths 
  • Take cold showers
  • Eating a healthy, whole-food diet
  • Hydrate well

Making changes to benefit your immune system and improve your sleep will certainly not guarantee you avoid the coronavirus, but they will undoubtedly improve your overall well-being during this uncertain period.

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