In our previous articles, we’ve discussed supplements that can help boost your immune system and lifestyle practices you can adopt to enhance your immune system. Adding onto that, we’ll be discussing 8 ways to strengthen your immune system without leaving your home in this article.
Sleep is considered the most fundamental element of the glymphatic system activity, particularly slow-wave sleep during non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep . Both sleep duration and quality influence the glymphatic system as sleep disruption results in glymphatic clearance impairment and compromises the essential removal of extracellular metabolites from the brain .
Adenosine is a naturally occurring compound in the body that plays a crucial role in regulating sleep. It is a neurotransmitter that builds up in the brain throughout the day and promotes sleepiness. Caffeine, a widely consumed stimulant, works by blocking the effects of adenosine.
Melatonin is widely regarded as an important hormone that helps regulate and synchronize sleep rhythm, including sleep-wake timing  and seasonal rhythmicity aspects across vertebrates. It also has lesser-known roles as an antioxidant . We have touched briefly on melatonin in a previous article about sleep hormones and their effect on the GABA system here.
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