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We’ve mentioned before that lack of sleep increases your risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, foggy thinking and a slower reaction time.
But now we know why. When you don’t get enough shut-eye, you damage what’s called gene expression, the translation of basic info encoded in your genes into protein production that, in turn, sends out messages that influence how every cell in your body operates.
View the original article here: Sleep, the other gene therapy