Coronavirus Epidemic Update 17: Spike in Confirmed Cases, Fighting Infections with Sleep (COVID-19)


welcome to another MedCram coronavirus
update you just wanted to review the Stars Cove e2 is the name of the virus
in kovat 19 is the name of the illness that the virus is causing and that’s an
important distinction because up to this point the criteria for a confirmed case
has been looking at the RNA using PCR technique and test kits specifically for
this virus and what they’re noticing of course is that they don’t have enough
kits to test everybody and so as a result of that and this has been a major
push they’re in Wuhan China is to look at something that is not as specific but
is much easier much more rapidly able to make that assessment and that’s it
looking at the illness and parts of the illness the characteristics of the
illness is an infiltrate on chest x-ray or CT scan so these lung scans have been
central in making the determination of whether or not we’re dealing with the
virus so again moving from something that’s very specific but takes a long
time to make a diagnosis couple of days to confirm it versus something that’s
very quick but not as specific in other words you may catch other things in
there but given the fact that there’s an epidemic the chances of that happening
are pretty low and the key here is that it’s very fast so it looks like today
they made that switch and as a result of that we’re seeing a lot bigger in
numbers let’s go to the numbers 60,000 now total confirmed cases 1369 total
deaths total recovered is 6061 about four times the number of deaths have
totally recovered and we’ll show that in a little bit what that looks like here’s
the world a meter website huge jump in cases and that’s because of the change
in the definition not much probably as change in terms of the reality on the
ground as we’ve been saying before this numbers probably been under estimating
but it’s been systematically under estimating and now we’ve gone from
apples to oranges where this is probably closer to the true number because now
we’re looking at lung scans still there’s probably a lot of people that
haven’t come into the hospital there could be many people outside of this
testing parameter that we’re not picking up let’s keep looking here in terms of
daily cases worldwide huge jump in the total number of cases now another graph
we’ve been looking at here recently is the total cases excluding mainland China
so what are things looking like and actually because we’re not overwhelmed
with the number of cases right total cases only 517 we can be very careful
and we can do those RNA tests that are very specific and again here some of the
smallest numbers to date as of February 12th we’ll keep watching those numbers
as they go okay I want to follow up a little bit more on some of the things
that we were talking about before and that is what we can do in terms of our
immunity and I want to be clear about this some of the things that we’ve been
talking about in terms of sleep in the last videos if you haven’t watched this
is that we don’t have any randomised trials for specifically coronavirus
everything we’re going to be talking about has to do with what evidence do we
have in terms of viruses in general or immunity I want that to be clear what
we’re looking at here is a methodological way of going through all
of the risk factors in trying to reduce our risks in this kind of a situation or
in this situation we don’t have medications or vaccines and so what is
it that we can do to reduce and minimize the risk of becoming infected and if we
are infected of surviving an infection so one of the easy things we talked
about is sleep and we made the point last time that by sleeping more that
actually improves the immune system but we’ve got to realize that not everybody
sleeps well right some people have insomnia the other thing that people
don’t realize is that if your body’s not ready to go to sleep and you try to go
to sleep and go in bed what’s gonna happen is you’re not gonna be able to
sleep and they’re gonna get anxiety because you can’t sleep then you’re
gonna associate that with the bedroom and when you walk into the bedroom
you’re gonna get more anxious I’m not gonna leave all of you hanging here
there are things that we can do for people who can sleep people who have
insomnia there’s many other things that can happen when you’re trying to sleep
including obstructive sleep apnea there’s people that can’t sleep because
of medical problems and I’ll try to address all
of those however remember that each person is an individual and we’re not
here to give out medical advice so all of this needs to be reviewed with your
personal physicians but there are some guidelines there are some things that
you can do that are going to help and we’ll be happy to go over some of those
things in general so I wanted to review another paper that was put out to study
by van coder basically what they did was they took some healthy men and on
average they’re around 23 years of age and there were some criteria that they
had to have number one no influenza vaccine in the previous three years and
all of them had to have a specific sleep routine in other words they normally
went to bed between 11:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. they typically woke up between 7:00
and 9:00 a.m. and their total sleep time was around 8 hours plus or minus 30
minutes there were about 25 of these men and they split them up into two groups
the first group which had 11 was the intervention group and these are the
ones that were prevented from sleeping and then there was another group of
about 14 that were the control group they did something very interesting
those eleven in the sleep deprivation group were only allowed to sleep for
four hours and they did this for six nights whereas the control group were
allowed to sleep for the eight hours for those same six nights then after those
six nights of only four hours sleep per night then they were allowed to sleep
for 12 hours to recover and they did that for seven nights here of course
they were allowed to sleep again for the eight hours for the same seven nights
what they did was they took measurements of antibody titers and they did it just
before they were given an immunization so I’m gonna right here when they were
given immunization was on the fourth night so right here
fourth night of minimal sleep and this was an
immunization against the flu vaccine okay so flu vaccine given there and flu
vaccine given the same point over here and what they measured was at this point
right here what was the antibody titer to the flu vaccine and they also
measured again ten days later and then they measured again 21 to 30 days later
so they wanted to see what the effect was of sleep deprivation on the body’s
ability to make antibodies against in this case the flu vaccine basically a
challenge immunologically to the patient’s immune system so even though
the patient’s had never had a flu shot before as we mentioned in the previous
three years they did have antibodies against the flu because of course people
have had the flu in the past and so there was no statistical significant
difference here between these two so there was no difference and over here on
the sleep deprivation side it was point zero seven and I’m rounding it off and
over here on the control side it was point zero nine so there was no
statistical significant difference now after the immunization these people here
were sleep deprived these people here were not sleep deprived and so the
question is what was the difference here at this points even though remember now
this is 10 days in they had the ability of recovering some of their sleep even
at 12 hours so the four days into recovery sleep how much would it be
well the titer here in the sleep deprivation group was point five zero
whereas the titer over here on this side was 1.15 it was over twice the amount
now when they looked at it after about 21 to 30 days after they had gone both
back to a regular sleep schedule again there was no difference in terms of
antibody titer so what they discovered was that sleep deprivation could reduce
the body’s ability to fight off the flu as measured by antibodies but that
difference seemed to go away after a period of 21 to 30 days but please
remember that they also stopped the sleep deprivation that they were doing
so the question is what would happen is someone had chronic sleep deprivation
okay let’s look at in another study this one was by Cohen at all in this one this
is a bigger study they took a hundred and fifty three patients and they were
aged 21 to 55 years of age and they asked them about the previous 14 days of
sleep and they looked at two things they looked at sleep duration how long were
they sleeping for and they looked at sleep efficiency and then they put in
rhinovirus one of the viruses that cause the common cold and they dropped in with
nasal drops into their nostrils these drops in to infect them okay so we know
exactly how much duration they sleep their efficiency and we’re taking a
hundred and fifty three of them and basically inducing a cold they monitored
them for five days and they looked at the results of it two sets of results
the first one had to do with a duration remember we looked at the duration and
we looked at efficiency let’s talk about duration first they were able to divide
them into two categories those that had less than seven hours of sleep and those
that had greater than or equal to eight hours of sleep in total those that had
less than seven hours of sleep were anywhere between one point one eight and
7.30 times the likelihood of having cold symptoms and on average that was two
point nine four so in other words based on the duration of sleep if you had less
than seven hours you were on average two point nine four times more likely to
develop a cold when exposed to the same exposure than those who slept for
greater than eight hours there was another category and that was efficiency
now efficiency sleep efficiency is simply the amount of time that you are
asleep divided by the amount of time that you are in bed and they divided
that into two categories those that were asleep greater
98% of the time versus those that were less than 92% of the time and what they
found was that those that slept less than 92% of the time were 5.5 times the
likelihood of getting the cold and that was a range of 2.0 eight to fourteen
0.48 meaning that it’s not just how long you sleep but with efficiency you sleep
with as well now when you’re looking at statistics they noted that it was just
these things duration and efficiency that made the difference when they look
for confounders things that did not predict this pre-challenge antibodies
did not predict it demographics the season of the year the BMI the
socioeconomic status and their health or lifestyle none of those things affected
whether or not they got the cold but the strong predictor was duration and the
efficiency of sleep so I believe that even though these two studies are not
specifically testing the 2019 coronavirus I do believe that they do
have some appropriate information for us in dealing with what is it that we can
do right now in terms of protecting ourselves from the virus and realize
that it’s not a hundred percent you can still get the virus even though you
sleep well just like some of these people got the cold even though they did
sleep but it was less likely so the purpose of these last couple of updates
was to show you the importance of sleep now the question is is well what can I
do to make my sleep better and I think that’s what we’re going to attack in the
next couple of videos is what is it that you can do personally if you have such
and such a problem let’s say you have difficulty falling asleep let’s say you
have difficulty staying asleep what are the things that you can do that are
fairly simple and effective in making your sleep better let’s talk about those
and also update the news and the numbers as we go through this epidemic thanks
for joining us you

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  • I love your channel! I share it when I can..You have been
    very clear and analytical about whats been happening..I am a visual learner if you know what I mean? And I appricate how you teach with your writings and diagrams..If you were just reading the paper or lecture, I'd be sleeping..lol Thank You for everything! All the work and critical info you do to help us is very appreciated by me and I'm sure many many others..♡♡♡ others..♡♡♡ ttyl

  • I’ve recently emptied all the blood out of my body so the virus would have nothing to infect.

    Your move idiot virus!

  • I seem to have a long circadian cycle. If I get 8 hours of sleep, the next day I cannot fall asleep until 1 or 2 am. Then I am exhausted the following day and fall asleep sitting up. It's a vicious circadian cycle.

  • How ironic is this to come to know that you can fight any disease or illness by just sleeping. Your videos helped me understand it how important the sleep is in our lives. My 11 year old daugher is having fever for past 2 days, and had to take school off today. I gave her some pandol and before going to bed, I explained why we need to sleep during fever (explain how our anti-bodies heat up the body and try to fight the invaders). She understood my explanation and promised me she wont go out of bed. And in the morning I reminded her to go to bed again to give more time to her body to help blood cells to fight against the harmful germs that are making her sick. She is now asleep. Thanks to your educational and helpful videos. You are my best Go-To channel for learning more about the health issues. I am always early to watch your video and then explain my children how to prevent catching CoV2. They wash hands properly, they wear masks and they stay a bit far from each other. Though we are in Pakistan, no confirm or known cases yet. but still I am closely watching our surrounding and news because a lot of Pakistanis go back and for to China too often than any other country. I hope China fights and COVID19 gets defeated. 🙂

  • Hospital administrators should watch these videos and get their facilities prepared = “worst-case scenarios.” If the virus doesn’t materialize —lucky us.

  • The coronavirus causes the decrease in white blood cells. Like HIV. Then the lungs inflame as the virus destroys cells. This stops oxygen getting to the brain. If you dont die from any underlying illness, Over weeks it gets worse, you faint from hypoxemia, convulse and die.

  • Why did you not discuss the spike in deaths. That is very odd and not easily explained. Can you do some investigation into this and report on your next update? Thanks for the information!

  • But how can we improve the efficacy of sleep? My duration is fine, but it always takes me some time to fall asleep, and then I enjoy just chilling in bed for a while after waking up for half an hour or so. meanwhile 98%+ efficacy means something like ONLY 10 sleepless minutes in bed… Does it really affect the immunity THAT much?.. wow

  • I believe there are a LOT MORE than 15 US cases. Reason being, there were millions who left Wuhan who live here in the states BEFORE this whole thing caught on and became an epidemic. Healthcare here is horrible and most people DO NOT go to the Dr when they feel ill. My husband has been sick 2 weeks with a fever of 103°, vomiting for 2 days, diarrhea and then all the sudden it moved to his head and chest. Hard time breathing, sinus pressure and pain…so much that it burst the veins in his right eye. He pays for health insurance through his employer but still won't go to the Dr because he still gets billed over $200 just for a dr visit! Who knows, maybe he is developing pneumonia, hopefully not but he went back to work because he didn't want to lose his job for being out sick more than 2 days. I am not saying he has Coronavirus. Highly doubt it. What I am saying is he is a perfect example of how sick people will get and STILL NOT SEE A DOCTOR. We have it here in the US much more than what is reported. I guarentee that. As fast as this thing transmits between people, I guarentee there were at LEAST a few thousand who left China or w/e and came back to the states who were already infected.

  • Welp, a lot of us folks here in China are so bored stuck in our homes by now, that sleeping at night might be a bit of a problem……

    God help us, lol.

  • I've had issues with staying asleep for the last recent years and I think it's mainly due to the use of my phone (thus light) around bed time. This causes my brain never to be in a fully relax mode which in turn causes me to wake up during the nights. I will be highly interested in your coming videos.

  • A chest x-ray showing infiltrate is counting in other organism-causing pnemonias into the infection rate, which could be lots

  • 8-9 hrs is way to much!!!!
    4-6 at most
    life is short
    (i fall asleep at will with ease)

    that test lol……..tons of variables
    stress levels, mental, diet, sleep quality etc……………………………………………………………….

  • Thank You so Much for this series of Videos, I am watching from S.E. Asia and it is hard to find any sensible and reliable content dealing with this virus, and myself suffering from chronic insomnia and dealing already with cold like symptoms is scary AF given my locality. Hopefully I can find a way to get 8hrs of quality sleep, hopefully a natural remedy

  • What's the difference with the PCR for sars-2-cov and HIV? In terms of wait for for test results I thought PCR for HIV was just an hour or so? Am I misunderstanding PCR?

  • In short,a false positive may result in CT till PCR confirms..i get their objective..really aggressive but may seems necessary approach since time is the essence and differentiation from other forms lung infection is of least priority..u wanna catch and treat ARDS fast otherwise is gonna be too late may they may not respond to HFOV or ECMO treatment.

  • Following advice to avoid internet and TV an hour or so before bedtime, get to sleep by 8 or 9, and sleep at least 8 hours. Tried it last night, and woke feeling much more rested than when I stay online til bedtime, get to sleep at 1-2 am and get up at 7!

  • I really love your videos, I have a medical background as far as school and just being older. This information is so valuable. Would you consider doing a video on how Vitamin D levels affect your immune system? Thank you for all of your videos during this new viral epidemic in Wuhan. I wish the medical providers there could get better sleep. It must be so challenging to be in those hospitals and clinics.

  • So we're not gonna talk about the spiked number of deaths? Just gonna ignore the outrageous number of deaths in one day because of the huge (distracting) spike of suspected cases? "Oh, we changed up the tests, so now we can tell if they are sick with a chest scan and a few questions, whereas yesterday we couldn't even tell if they were DEAD!!?! WTF!?! Well, thank goodness they changed up the testing method cause I think I'm suppose to believe that those 250+ DEAD people may have just been misdiagnosed under China's old system. Please stop blowing SO2 up my ass.

  • "sleep"? come on man. . .The data on sleep is all over the place. Certain folks that meditate in specific ways have insane blood work with much lower levels of sleep while other people who sleep 8 hours yet have poor lifestyles have poor results. Sure in isolations its great but I'm not sure anything is that startling with this insight. Seems being a positive person has much more of a significant factor than "sleep" when controlled for various people.

  • I think we could take this sleep deprivation info and use it to identify the more susceptible groups who might catch the flu, colds or even the coronavirus itself. Look at the people who are regularly sleep deprived and focus efforts towards them such as balanced work schedules or compensation for those who usually work overtime. Unfortunately I see that's probably not possible in China but next time the US had a bad flu season it might be worth it to help us fight it off faster.

  • Teach what is important and practical:Viability and disinfection[edit]
    Mammalian influenza viruses tend to be labile, but can survive several hours in mucus.[55] Avian influenza virus can survive for 100 days in distilled water at room temperature, and 200 days at 17 °C (63 °F). The avian virus is inactivated more quickly in manure, but can survive for up to 2 weeks in feces on cages. Avian influenza viruses can survive indefinitely when frozen.[55] Influenza viruses are susceptible to bleach, 70% ethanol, aldehydes, oxidizing agents, and quaternary ammonium compounds. They are inactivated by heat of 133 °F (56 °C) for minimum of 60 minutes, as well as by low pH <2.[55]

  • Cases are at least 5x what they are reporting. This doesn’t even take into account that China’s gov is probably suppressing the real data.

  • all I here form people is its all negative talk when talking about things going on in the world , and a say why do you were a seat belt then .lol

  • Oh, heavens! I don't want to imagine the amount of people getting quarantine – with sick people – just because COPD symptoms are very similar to those of the virus, very similar. If you look at a CT you will see inflammation and mucus like patients with virus or pneumonia or bronchitis. God, protect them!

  • Love these updates. I see there are over 8 000 people in critical condition. You should perhaps include these data because it would add more depth to your deaths vs recovered stats.
    Keep up the great work.

  • I've been following your work for a long time. I have always trusted you in everything. even getting me through school. What you arr saying right now does not correlate. This makes no sense. ohhhhh wo

  • Hi Doctor, well I have a question I’m not sure if you will understand or read this but if so here it go’s: So we been informed by China calculations of recovered people suffering from the Corona Virus does this mean that person or People builds immunity against the virus and won’t catch it again? P.s. I’ve become a big fine of yours and I’m always waiting for the next episode every day. Thank you for all your work you out in to inform us.

  • Thank you for the knowledge…

    I wonder how the agreement for labeling SARS the "virus" and CoVid19 the "disease" came about? Analogous to HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), is coined the "virus" and AIDS (Acquired ImmunoDeficiency Syndrome) is the disease… Why is SARS labeled as the virus as it stands for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome which makes more sense to label it as the disease and CoVid19 to be labeled as the "virus"…

  • Is there an impact from using sleeping pills on your immunity? I.e. using sleeping pills to get a solid 8 + hours sleep a night.

  • Very very VERY odd observation of your videos. But I dont think you are using a mouse. Are you using a pen and pad?????

  • This is excellent! Took me back to my A&P Bio classes and microbiology. I never get more than 4 hours……..but thanks! You are brilliant. Thank you from NY/south Jersey Shore!

  • You may share this in later videos but I would like any medical advice on nightmares. I’m an adult female over the age of 30. I’ve had nightmares every night for as long as I can remember. It’s not a reoccurring dream and I do not have any mental health disorders or diagnosis. I simply have nightmares every single night. I wake up exhausted and anxious. Is there any medication I can take? As far as I’m aware there isn’t anything that can be done BUT I’m hoping you know something I haven’t been made aware of yet. Thank you! Great channel so glad I stumbled across it.

  • Pleace share!

    An MD PhD member of the scientific committees of BioMah, Rome, Italy says that the corona virus can possibly be fought by Dihydroartemisinin, also known for its treatments against malaria and cancer.

    Dihydroartemisinin is a derivative of artemisinin, Artemisinin is isolated from the Artemisia annua plant (sweet wormwood), a herb used in traditional Chinese medicine.

    Artemisia annua is also used for tea in various countries, you might get better resistance to this corona virus.

    If you have the corona virus try to make strong thee of this Artemisia annua plant, it could possibly help you to get better.

    Maybe a virologist should investigate!!

    Pleace share this information!

  • We do have "medication" that is available for clinical trials. There is NOT an awareness expressed in these videos that the INNATE IMMUNE SYSTEM and NOT the ADAPTIVE IMMUNE SYSTEM is the key source of an "immunological abnormality" that is available for treatment to reduce the major risks of the SARS virus: 1) transmission rate; 2) symptomatic progression to an extent that admission to a hospital is needed; 2) ARDS progressing to the need for ICU admission and being put on a ventilator; 4) infection of health care personnel; 5) massive overload of the care burden put onto the health care system; 6) collapse of the non-pandemic virus segment of health care delivery; 7) unnecessary deaths, societal disruptions, economic downturns, psychological terror of the population. This can be done not by sleep therapies but through the realization that there are rational therapies that concentrate on blunting the reaction of the INNATE IMMUNE SYSTEM to the new SARS virus. As my Duke mentor of internal medicine, Dr. Eugene Stead, taught me as a medical student: 1) What this patient needs is a DOCTOR!; 2) Never be satisfied with the current wisdom of taking care of patients; it is your duty to come up with new approaches as demanded by the illness besetting the patient, not just fall back on current dogma; 3) understand the pathophysiology of the illness; 4) address the need for therapeutic approaches that counter the basic pathophysiology of illness that in the case of the SARS / new SARS virus involves: 1) activation and super stimuation of the INNATE IMMUNE SYSTEM; 2) complement fixation; 3) upregulation of NF-kB; 4) downregulation of Nrf2; 5) neutrophil infiltration with NADPH Oxidase activation and superoxide production; 6) understanding the role of free iron; 6) stiochiometric qauenching of the hydroxyl radical; 8) understanding that glucose metabolites will be contributing to the enormous production of oxidative stress; 9) understand that there will be increased production of a vasoconstrictant, peroxynitrite; 10) understand that there will be intracellular thiamine depletion and microvascular dysregulation; 11) understand that if all goes badly and unprevented there will be mutiorgan damange including the lung predicted by infiltates in a x-ray or CT scan; 12) DIC Death Is Coming unless you become the doctor you can become and lead in the prevention of this horrible chain of events among thousands of people worldwide; 13) understand that there MUST BE comparative effectiveness trials IMMEDIATELY set up OR this will turn out to be a sad sad, otherwise preventable pandemic. There are "medications" that can downregulate NF-kB, upregulate Nrf2, scavenge the hydroxyl radical, replete depleted intracellular thiamine, counteract vasoconstrictants & vascular dysregulation, prevent ARDS @CharlesBeauchampMDPHD; cbeauchamp DUH stanfordalumni DUH org

  • For a cure just take Garlic, YouTube hates people saying this so it must work. Seriously don't just rely on garlic do take vitamin C too. Lol

  • I have slept 5 to 6 hours a night since the age of about 13. I'm just not tired. Some people just don't sleep alot. If I get 8 hours I don't feel right. Sluggish and not not as aware. I sleep as my body prods so when I'm sick I do sleep more. If I'm tired or physically tired I sleep more. Point being listen to your body. It will tell you what to do.

  • you could also put in a bit about induced coma to treat rabbies… it happened 10 years ago in the US, a girl got rabbies and came to the ER late too late for the effectiveness of a vaccine.
    EDIT: found a source: N Engl J Med 2005; 352:2508-2514
    DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa050382

  • This series has been a godsend. I wonder whether it wouldn't be a good idea for the CDC and WHO, which have to fight a tsunami of mis- and disinformation, to set up a kind of seal of approval for outlets like this that aren't full of it. Could help in the "infodemic" battle.

  • Doctor can you discuss how to read lungs scan of corona virus infected people. Also how plasma of recovered patients can be used to treat existing people?

  • Antidote: ginger, cut it in a rounded shape about 1/4 cm. in thickness then stock it in your tongue ( ginger has micro organism that can eat the virus).

  • Our whole family is taking minced raw garlic and ginger (along with other supplements) to strengthen our immunity, not sure if it helps but it doenst hurt to try, not much of an outbreak here in philippines but better safe than sorry

  • @MedCram – Medical a lectures Explained CLEARLY how long does this specific virus stay live on surfaces? Do we assume 5 days?

  • Hay my Daughter and her two kids, have been to ER room, 2 with namonia and the other type b flue, Drs note and all, and the school wants to turn her in for kids being out of school for an accumulative of 10 days if they stay out any longer, if she doesn't send them even if they are sick she will be fined .

  • I learn so much from your videos! Can't wait to hear your advice on how to get a good nights sleep! I have terrible insomnia in the last 2 years, I only average 4-5 hours per night… Really hoping you can help! ❤️️

  • In both cases the high-risk group had elevated stress in common. In the first case, the stress was induced by sleep deprivation. In the second case, the stress resulted from an inability to succeed in attempts to sleep. It has been known for some time that elevated stress reduces imuno-efficiency, so I see no compelling evidence here that a short, regular sleep cycle results in curtailed immune response; emotional stress would be normal in that case.

  • Thank you! Good stuff here. Tip re: sleep — I found a "rain on tent with campfire and stream" ambient video on YouTube that REALLY helps. There is a wide variety, from electric fan sounds to fireplace and train ride sounds 😎👍🏼 hope this helps someone❤️

  • Was corona virus in the making in 2016? Did world leaders knew it? Why would US stored millions of plastic coffins in 2016? Is Obama holding information? Was China tricked to release this virus? Or was it agreed upon? The WHO seems hiding something.

  • So doctor. What do us Nocturnists do? As a Nocturnist I perform the function of hospitalist and critical care doc for procedures at night for my hospital. Do you propose we end shift work knowing what we know about immunity and sleep?Do professional nocturnist do better being professional shiftworkers? When i was doing straight IM/Nephrology i slept less. I get a week off now, what is your thoughts on this?

  • Van Cantu question: What about autoantibodies? We know the flu vaccination causes autoantibodies but would sleep deprivation increase autoantibodies in both groups?

  • So… all new moms, perimenopausal and menopausal women with fluctuating hormones are in trouble…😩 I think it's time I stop watching… the fact that I have trouble sleeping that is beyond my control will cause me to get very anxious if I keep hearing about exactly how crucial sleep is! 😪😪😪

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