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Huffington Post Blog - How Sleep Affects Your Hormones

December 21, 2016
Getting good quality sleep is critical for the endocrine system to properly operate. 90% of cell and tissue growth and regeneration in the brain and the human body occur during the third stage of sleep so this means that the number of uninterrupted hours of sleep is of greater importance than the number of hours itself.

Research shows that hormone levels affected “multiple physiological changes, including increased cortisol and …impaired metabolism” when sleep was disrupted as a result of subjects only receiving four hours per night. For example, the pineal gland releases...

To read more of the ASBA Diplomate and Board Member Dr. Elliott Alpher’s Huffington Post Blog, click here.

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