The effects of sleep deprivation

Health professionals are encouraging South Africans to find ways of boosting their immune systems in order to reduce their vulnerability to viruses including COVID-19. Research has shown that people who don't get quality sleep or enough sleep are more likely to get sick after being exposed to a virus. Lack of sleep can also affect how fast you recover if you do get sick. For more on this issue Channel Africa's Jane Rabothata spoke to Dr Robert Daniel, a Specialist Ophthalmologist in the country.