Sleep and Wound Healing

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Let's say you hurt your finger. If you lack sleep. Why would it affect healing of the finger? Is it not the innate immune cells in the fingers and blood work isolated there? Why would lack of sleep affect the healing of the finger? Remember when we sleep, our brain is still as active as when we are awake.
 

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256bits
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For minor injuries, the amount of sleep I would expect doesn't affect the rate of healing as few body resources are being utilized towards the repair.

Have you looked up sleep and injury?
 
jim mcnamara
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Remember when we sleep, our brain is still as active as when we are awake.
No. Please do not make up explanations. Do a search on 'delta sleep' to see one reason why this statement is wrong.
 
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