Hit the sheets

Better Homes & Gardens - - Better -

“The func­tion­ing of your im­mune sys­tem is in­ti­mately tied to the amount and qual­ity of sleep,” says W. Chris Win­ter, M.D., au­thor of The Sleep So­lu­tion. The less sleep you get, the more de­pressed your im­mune sys­tem be­comes. Aim for at least seven hours. And note that get­ting busy un­der the cov­ers also helps: Peo­ple who were in­ti­mate once or twice a week in one study had a 30 per­cent in­crease in the anti­gen that pro­tects against colds and flu.

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