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Blood Leukocytes Mirror Insufficient Sleep

Blood Leukocytes Mirror Insufficient Sleep. (2019, February 7). ScienceDaily.  www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190207111324.htm

Prior studies have indicated that prolonged insufficient sleep and poor sleep quality are associated with a heightened risk of cardiovascular diseases, dementia, and psychiatric disorders. Researchers have now identified changes in blood leukocytes associated with sleep deprivation.

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  1. Alexandra Lahtinen, Sampsa Puttonen, Päivi Vanttola, Katriina Viitasalo, Sonja Sulkava, Natalia Pervjakova, Anni Joensuu, Perttu Salo, Auli Toivola, Mikko Härmä, Lili Milani, Markus Perola, Tiina Paunio. A distinctive DNA methylation pattern in insufficient sleep. Scientific Reports, 2019; 9 (1) DOI: 1038/s41598-018-38009-0