How does sleep affect the immune system?
What are the consequences of a lack of sleep?
You are more likely to suffer from a cold or the flu.
Your vaccinations may not be as effective.
You are more exposed to fungal and parasitic infections.
What about sleep disorders?
The benefits of sleep for immunity
Dr Pierre Mayer
Respirologist - Medical Director - Sleep Care
Dr. Mayer, associate clinical professor and director of the sleep clinic at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), is a pulmonologist with post-doctoral training in sleep disorders from the Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France, and McGill University in Montreal. He has been the medical director for Biron – Sleep Care since 1998.