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The cycle of inflammation and poor sleep

Sleep Cycle

Are YOU stuck in the inflammation – poor sleep cycle? 🧐

The relationship between inflammation and poor sleep is a complex cycle that feeds into itself,
influencing and exacerbating each other.
Let’s delve into the science behind this bidirectional connection: ⤵

First of all inflammation disrupts our sleep patterns. Pro-inflammatory cytokines, like IL-1, IL-6, and
TNF-alpha, released during inflammation, can cross the blood-brain barrier and interfere with the
sleep-wake cycle.

🔁They hamper the production of sleep-promoting neurotransmitters

 🔁 While promoting wake-promoting substances like orexin

 🔁 The result? Compromised sleep continuity and quality 👎 

Conversely, insufficient or disrupted sleep contributes to increased inflammation. During sleep, our body undergoes vital restorative processes. When sleep is inadequate or disturbed, these processes are compromised. Inadequate sleep leads to elevated production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and activation of inflammatory pathways fostering an inflammatory state, and with time, this cycle can extend to our overall health.

 Chronic inflammation is associated with conditions like:

 ➡️ Cardiovascular disease

 ➡️ Metabolic disorders 

➡️ Neurodegenerative diseases

➡️ And mental health disorders.

 Simultaneously, chronic poor sleep raises the risk of cardiovascular problems, metabolic disturbances, cognitive impairment, mood disorders, and compromised immune function. 🔑 

To break this cycle, interventions targeting both inflammation and sleep are essential. Managing underlying conditions contributing to chronic inflammation, addressing sleep disorders and implementing healthy sleep practices can improve sleep quality and mitigate the impact of inflammation on sleep.