HEALTH: How COVID-19 Changes Our Sleep – The Atlantic

The goal, then, is breaking out of this cycle, or preventing it altogether. Here the benefits of sleep extend throughout the body. “Sleep is important for effective immune function, and it also helps to regulate metabolism, including glucose and mechanisms controlling appetite and weight gain,” Miller says. All of these bear directly on COVID-19, as risk factors for severe cases include diabetes, obesity, and sleep apnea. Even in the short term, getting enough deep, slow-wave sleep will optimize your metabolism and make you maximally prepared should you fall ill. These effects may even bear on vaccination. Flu shots appear to be more effective among people who have slept well in the days preceding getting one.

How COVID-19 Changes Our Sleep – The Atlantic

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Get your Z’s. Take your vitamins (even if you’re making some “expensive urine”)! And, drink your water.

Then, relax and hand on for the ride.

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HEALTH: When Covid-19 Swept Through a Country in the Mid-1970s

Dr. X writes of a peculiar disease that swept through his country inn the 1960s and 1970s and was prevalent in many geographical areas. At first it was only 50 patients. Then a few years later it was more than ten-thousand patients.

Source: When Covid-19 Swept Through a Country in the Mid-1970s

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Could Covid-19 be beriberi?

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