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This Is Your Body on Sleep Deprivation

Brittany Risher
by Brittany Risher
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This Is Your Body on Sleep Deprivation

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of Americans aren’t regularly getting enough of it.

Although the exact details of why we sleep are still being investigated, we know it’s hard to function without it. As sleep science pioneer Allan Rechtschaffen, PhD, is often quoted as saying, “If sleep doesn’t serve some vital function, it is the biggest mistake evolution ever made.”

Insufficient sleep causes changes in more than 700 genes, one study found. Here’s how that plays out in your body.

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Founded in 2015, Eight Sleep is the only health and wellness company that focuses on Sleep Fitness. We leverage innovation, technology, and personal biometrics to restore individuals to their peak energy levels each morning. Our flagship product, The Pod, is the first bed that can dynamically cool or heat according to your needs to give you the best night's sleep you've ever had.

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Brittany Risher
Brittany Risher

Brittany is a writer, editor and digital strategist specializing in health and lifestyle content. She loves experimenting with new vegan recipes and believes hummus is a food group. To stay sane from working too hard, she turns to yoga, strength training, meditation and scotch. Connect with her on TwitterInstagram, and Google+.

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