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Did you know good sleep can be pivotal in helping you fight several health issues as well as improving the efficacy of the vaccine? Many such interesting insights were discussed when Duroflex hosted a digital live session with globally renowned Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Luke Coutinho. The session was co-hosted by Mathew Chandy, Sleep Evangelist and MD, Duroflex, and together they shared their expertise on sleeping for immunity and managing Covid-19 anxiety. 

The session helped audiences understand the importance and superpower of sleep; on how sleep plays a vital role in our body’s immune system. When we get enough sleep, it brings a positive change in our lifestyle.

Luke highlighted how poor and erratic sleep schedules can lead to various health issues. The experts raised some medical research findings that elucidated scientific research done on a virus similar to Covid-19, proving that getting good sleep can boost the body’s antibody response, thereby giving better protection. 

The live session:  

Chandy said, “Sleep is the foundation of good health and a free but necessary supplement to a good diet and exercise regime. As people queue up for the vaccine in the upcoming months, I want them to know that prioritising 7-8 hours of quality sleep is likely to significantly boost the effectiveness of vaccinations. It is about time we inculcate the habit that boosts not just vaccine efficacy but overall health and immunity with good sleep.”

Coutinho said, “It was a pleasure spreading the message on the importance of good sleep, and how it can also help increase the efficacy of the vaccine, which is a primary concern in times of the pandemic. I often tell people that one has 16 hours in a day and not 24 hours as eight hours are to be kept aside for quality and deep sleep.”

During the course of the session, Luke shared insights and a few tips on sleep hygiene that can be imbibed by every individual easily.  

  • Do not compromise on sleep for various activities like late-night entertainment. Instead, consider sleep to be our superfood that should be organised and planned like other activities of the days. 
  • If you give your body 7-8 hours of quality and deep sleep, you will surely boost your immunity by 4x compared to the sleep-deprived individuals.
  • A positive side-effect of sleep is bringing your hormonal balance back.
  • As scary as the virus is, it is giving us a message to change and adapt to a new lifestyle; sleep better, play more, love, pay careful attention to your nutrition, etc.