What these doctors found was that poor quality broken sleep seems to lead to weakening of the immune system and more aggressive growth in tumours.
Their experiments over two years involved injecting mice with tumour cells and then separating them into two groups. One group was allowed to have full undisturbed sleep, whilst the other group was awoken frequently.
The disturbing results from the experiments found that the tumours in the mice with broken sleep where twice the size of those with good quality sleep. They also showed that the cancers were much more aggressive and had penetrated into surrounding tissues.
Obviously from these results the team of doctors suggested that everyone both with or without cancer should be doing their best to get good deep quality sleep.
I will also be giving useful tips on how to get peaceful sleep and a good night's rest in future blogs.
Study Reference - Cancer Res. 2014 Mar 1; 74(5): 1329–1337