Adverse Effects of Modest Sleep Restriction on Sleepiness, Performance, and Inflammatory Cytokines
I know I’m guilty here. We all know that sleep is very important and is a stress on the body, but to increase inflammation is definitely news to me. And considering that inflammation plays a role in just about every chronic disease we know of, getting a good night’s sleep becomes even more important. I would like to see if the use of drugs for sleep, such as Ambien, would avoid the increase in inflammatory markers since is does interfere with the deepest levels of sleep.
JCEM — Abstracts: Vgontzas et al. 89 (5): 2119 –