The length of sleep at night affects our genes and our DNA. A single week of insufficient night rest - estimated to last less than six hours per night - can cause such an impact on our genes as to increase our risk of incurring diseases related to stress, inflammation and the functioning of the immune defenses.
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Sleeping little alters DNA: the duration of night sleep affects ours genes have been identified.. A single week of insufficient night rest - estimated to last less than six hours per night - can cause such an impact on our genes as to increase our risk of incurring diseases related to stress, inflammation and the functioning of the immune defenses.
La lack of sleep and rest was rated as negative by the experts of the University of Surrey. The results of the search conduct in this regard have been published in the pages of the scientific magazine "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences". It emerged from it that a night's rest of less than six hours can be associated with negative consequences for health.
Among them were identified obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, in addition to cognitive problems and maintenance of the level of attention. The experiments in this regard were conducted on a group of volunteers, who were asked to for a week sleep less than six hours a night, so that they can assess the impact of insufficient rest on their health.
The researchers then went on to analyze the patients' RNA and evaluate the impact on the genes of poor rest. From their observations it emerged that a reduction in the amount of time to devote to night rest can interfere with the abilities of maintenance of attention and to better face everyday life during the day.
They would be more than 700 geniuses sent haywire due to the poor night's rest, according to the British researchers. Due to the reduced sleep, the activity of the genes appears weaker, in particular with regard to the control of the heart and blood circulation, but also the metabolism, as well as the sense of hunger and satiety.
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