How Can Sleep Deprivation Affect My Immune System?

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Hi, I'm Doctor Michael Bruce, the sleep doctor. Sleep deprivation can affect your immune system in several ways, but the biggest thing to understand here is that the more sleep deprived you're, the less likely you're to fight disease. That means low white blood cells count, low killer T-cell count, several different areas that you have to be extremely careful about, so the more sleep deprived you're, the more likely you're to catch a cold or if you're under current medical care, less likely the treatment is to work.