Daily Archives: February 18, 2015

Science! Sleep Deprivation and its Effects on the Blood

We all talk about how getting a proper night’s sleep is crucial, right? Other than the obvious benefits of just being more focused individual and less of a terrible person throughout your day, a recent study at UPenn showed that the effects of sleep deprivation can be measured in the blood: those (rats and humans) who had their sleep schedule restricted over several days had higher levels of certain waste products in their blood, as opposed to those who had an adequate amount of sleep.

I’m sure I’m not doing the article nearly enough justice with my summary: check it out and let me know what you think.

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