We know intuitively that getting a good nights sleep is important for good health. A new study has helped shed light on just why that may be. University of Utah scientists have shown that poor sleep has a detrimental, shortening effect on an important part of our body’s cells, called telomeres. The changes to telomeres in poor sleepers are identical to the changes seen in aging.
This is leading scientists to believe that poor sleeper’s cells age faster than good sleeper’s cells. It just may be that poor sleep ages us more quickly!
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