Sleep Loss Alters Genes While Raising Risk of Disease, University of Surrey Study

Published: Feb 26, 2013

A run of poor sleep can have a potentially profound effect on the internal workings of the human body, say UK researchers. The activity of hundreds of genes was altered when people's sleep was cut to less than six hours a day for a week. Writing in the journal PNAS, the researchers said the results helped explain how poor sleep damaged health.

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