Exercise-induced acute inflammation & heat induced immune responses as pathway for good sleep | Matthew Walker
During illness or infection, the body's immune system launches a pro-inflammatory cascade of events that triggers the need for sleep. These events are recapitulated in both exercise and sauna, providing a potential explanation for the sleep-inducing effects of the two activities. In this clip, Dr. Matthew Walker explains how sleep and sauna may induce sleep through their short-term pro-inflammatory effects.
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