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Cytokines, Immunity and Disordered Sleep

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Cytokines and Mental Health

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Sleep is hypothesized to have a restorative function on immune processes (1). In turn, disordered sleep and sleep loss are thought to impair host defense mechanisms and impact susceptibility to viral- and bacterial pathogens (2,3). Few studies have evaluated the association between disordered sleep and immunity in psychiatric patient populations, even though depressed- and alcoholic patients show prominent disturbances of sleep (4) and are at risk for infectious and other immune-related diseases (5, 6).

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Irwin, M. (2003). Cytokines, Immunity and Disordered Sleep. In: Kronfol, Z. (eds) Cytokines and Mental Health. Neurobiological Foundation of Aberrant Behaviors, vol 7. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-0323-1_18

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