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  • Sleep deprivation disrupts genes

    Mar 01 2013...
    A new study found that as little as one week of sleep deprivation is enough to alter the activity of hundreds of human genes.

    The study, appearing in the journal PNAS, involved a small group of 26 participants who were exposed to one week of insufficient sleep (5.7 hours) and one week of sufficient sleep (8.5 hours). After each seven day period, the researchers collected and looked at blood samples that included ribonucleic acid (RNA), which transmits genetic information from DNA to proteins produced by cells. READ MORE>>