Skipping Sleep Lowers the Body’s Protective Antioxidant Levels and Induces Epigenetic Changes — Dr. Eddy Bettermann MD

Sleep is something that nearly all species need to survive. On a daily basis, humans need about 8 hours, dogs and cats recharge with around 12 hours, and the koala takes nearly the entire day — napping a whopping 22 hours. But unlike dogs, koalas, or most other animals, we humans don’t always get enough […]

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One Night Without Sleep Could Trigger Epigenetic Changes and Weight Gain — Dr. Eddy Bettermann MD

Even just one night of sleep loss could lead to epigenetic changes that tweak our metabolism and regulation of gene expression, a new study suggests. Researchers at Uppsala University found that one night without sleep was linked to alteration of the human epigenome, weight gain, and the loss of lean muscle mass. Previous research has shown that skipping sleep […]

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