News Feature


Nature Medicine 14, 477 - 480 (2008)
doi:10.1038/nm0508-477

Hungry for sleep

Cassandra Willyard1

  1. Cassandra Willyard is a science writer based in Washington, D.C.


For many years, epidemiologists have linked sleep deprivation to poor health. Now, even as the average amount of shuteye people get continues to diminish, new evidence from biological research helps explain how missing out on sleep might contribute to obesity and diabetes. Cassandra Willyard asks what happens when we ignore the sandman.

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