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.


Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s