Sleep and Bacteria | Creation Moments Minute


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Why are you usually sleepy when you are sick? Find out on today’s Creation Moments Minute.

 

Why do you get sleepy when you’re ill? Early in the 20th century, scientists isolated what they called the S factor – the “S” being for sleep. Modern biochemists have identified the S factor as a biochemical that is released from the cell walls of bacteria when our bodies destroy them. This chemical finds its way to the brain where it induces sleep. It also stimulates the immune system, helping the body to heal.

 

It’s no accident that bacterial infections trigger the body to react, not only to rid itself of bacteria but also to strengthen itself for the fight. This ingenious design is yet another indication that our Creator does care about what happens to us. That love is why He sent His Son to win our salvation on the cross of Calvary.

 

For Creation Moments Minute, I’m Darren Marlar.

 

 

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