Importance of Sleep

The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life: the new sleep science

2017-10-02T17:17:08+02:00

Matthew Walker has learned to dread the question “What do you do?” At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new acquaintance will inevitably cling to him like ivy. On an aeroplane, it usually means that while everyone else watches movies or reads a thriller, he will find himself running an hours-long [...]

The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life: the new sleep science2017-10-02T17:17:08+02:00

Disrupted Sleep Schedule Affects Genes’ Circadian Rhythms, Study Finds

2014-09-11T12:20:23+02:00

Mina De La O via GettyImages Here's more evidence disruptions to your typical sleep schedule can affect your body on a genetic level. Researchers from the University of Surrey found that messing with the typical sleep cycle decreased the number of genes displaying a natural, 24-hour circadian rhythm by six times. This is [...]

Disrupted Sleep Schedule Affects Genes’ Circadian Rhythms, Study Finds2014-09-11T12:20:23+02:00