Bad sleep dramatically alters body

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ditchdwellers

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Bad sleep dramatically alters body

  • on: 09 Jun 2014 12:25PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21572686

This article explains how lack of sleep can alter genes in the body, and may be linked to diabetes and obesity.

As someone who suffers from very erratic sleep habits, I know that it impacts drastically my ability to function.

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Re: Bad sleep dramatically alters body

  • on: 09 Jun 2014 01:48PM
As someone who suffers from very erratic sleep habits, I know that it impacts drastically my ability to function.

I couldn't agree more.

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Re: Bad sleep dramatically alters body

  • on: 10 Jun 2014 11:14AM
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More than 700 genes were altered by the shift. Each contains the instructions for building a protein, so those that became more active produced more proteins - changing the chemistry of the body.

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Areas such as the immune system and how the body responds to damage and stress were affected.

The article also mentions degenerative diseases.

I agree with the article and while it might be over the top for me to say I also wonder how many people ended up being put in the Support Group for ESA after months of loss of sleep because of the stress and worry involved in claiming benefits.