15Staying up late makes for a swell time, but not in a good way.
A finding appearing in the Sept. 15 Biological Psychiatry offers more evidence that lack of sleep can
lead to inflammation and disease.
After one night of too little sleep, women volunteers in a
study by researchers at the
Previous research with animals has shown that staying up all night can trigger stress reactions, including elevating some markers of inflammation. Inflammation can lead to disease. But people usually experience milder sleep deprivation, missing out on a few hours of sleep each night.
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