Sleep duration and microRNA expression levels are linked in children
Luke Turner | | Quick Read
Sleeping like a baby is not just key to maintaining productivity, concentration, and creativity; sleep duration can also affect susceptibility to a number of diseases, especially in children. But how can we measure sleep quality? New research has found a link between microRNA levels and sleep duration in children (1). “The expression levels of circulating miR-26b-3p and miR-485-5p are different between self-reported ‘short sleepers’ (children averaging less than nine hours) and ‘normal sleepers’ (children averaging more than nine hours)” says Fabio Lauria, co-author of the study.
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