Why getting enough sleep reduces cardiovascular disease risk

Sleep-modulating hormone hypocretin found to also control production of inflammatory cells

Getting enough sleep is key to good health, and studies have shown that insufficient sleep increases the risk of serious problems, including cardiovascular disease. Now investigators have discovered one way that sleep protects against the development of atherosclerosis.

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How does 3am-11am or 5am-2pm sound?


Hmmm. Not sure. Sleep has historically been seen for above the neck issues.
why should being knocked out make a difference to my heart? How can it tell? It slows down but so what?
If there was a problem with arteries then it would be a problem(sleep more interfered with) as children, teenagers, young adulthood. yet this surely never makes things worse.
I suspect any general decay in the body would cause arterie problems, as ageing alone does, but its not the lack of sleep. Its a body decay issue. in mice they decay in body quicker, probably, from lack of sleep.
once again mice and men don’t compute probably.