Lack of Sleep

As we know loss of sleep can really hurt your immune system. But what else do we need to know about having a healthy, or unhealthy, sleeping pattern?

According to a recent posting on Science Daily, there has been a recent study which shows losing sleep for even part of one night can trigger the key cellular pathway that produces tissue-damaging inflammation. The findings suggest a good night’s sleep can ease the risk of both heart disease and autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis.

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In further reading, I found that sleeping pill use among young adults rose 85 percent between 2000 and 2004, according to Medco Health Solutions, and the older the person, the more likely they are to use sleeping pills.

One has to wonder if all these sleep issues could potentially be a big factor in the problem of obesity. I don’t know about you but I am more likely to search out foods which will give me more energy when I’m tired and they tend to have a lot of sugar in them.

I suppose we shall see.

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