Genes

How many hours of sleep do you get every night? If your answer is lower than seven or eight, you should consider an earlier bedtime.

Well, these two look pretty healthy. Photo: Thinkstock

A new study has shown that, as well as causing a bunch of common health issues, a lack of sleep can actually damage your genetic makeup. So if you aren’t getting enough sleep, a little fatigue is the least of your worries.

Are you all well rested today? If not, what’s been keeping you awake? Tell us your thoughts.

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  • Stained says:

    06:51pm | 28/02/13

    @ subotic the placard kid, agree with you ONE HUNDRED PERCENT. Its possibly why these people are seeking asylum, running away from their crimes to a more “forgiving” country.  Their home countries are possibly glad they’re leaving also. Read more »

  • AJ in Perth says:

    06:46pm | 28/02/13

    no probs, I’ll only be asked once, kid won’t manage to get 5% if he/she is lucky ... ok, I’ll probably be out of a job too, but I see that as a win-win situation Read more »

 

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