Friday, June 16, 2017

Sleep Deprivation Induces Genetic Change

  Identical twin studies reveal that habitual short sleep (chronic sleep deprivation) was associated with unique patterns of gene expression and pathway enrichment that affect immunity.
  Monozygotic (identical) twin studies allow assessment of environmental influences in these individuals that share genetics and a common environment when growing up.
  This study shows the effects of sleep deprivation on immune dysregulation indicating a potential link between it and adverse metabolic, cardiovascular and inflammatory outcomes.
Sleep 2017 Jan 1;40(1)

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