Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Effect of insufficient sleep on gene activity and health

Researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas have shown that insufficient sleep negatively affects gene expression, thus affecting your health. The genes affected from the total sleep loss were found to regulate stress, immune, metabolism, and inflammatory responses in the body; all of which are extremely significant in students specifically. As a student ourselves, it may finally be clear to listen to our professors and get plenty of rest.

Supplemental and supportive information regarding the research can be found here as a PDF file.

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