A Consistent Lack of Sleep Negatively Impacts Immune Stem Cells, Increasing Risk of Inflammatory Disorders and Heart Disease


Summary: Sleep deprivation alters the structure of DNA inside immune cells and increases the number of immune cells, which causes them to overreact and spark inflammation. The study found catching up on sleep does not reverse this effect. Source: Mount Sinai Hospital Chronic, insufficient sleep can negatively affect immune cells, which may lead to inflammatory disorders and cardiovascular diseas...

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