The Sleep Blog

..cos we all need sleep

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Lack of Sleep Can Affect Your Bones

… or to be more specific, it can affect the bones of Rats.

Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin have apparently that disrupting the sleep of rats can lead to bone and bone marrow abnormalities.

Now, we don’t dispute the findings, or the need to research in sleep deprivation, but we do wonder exactly how they went about disrupting the rats sleep.
Playing loud music? Playing a soundtrack of loud rat snoring? Poking them with a stick every time they doze off?

On a personal note, your author would love to work in sleep research, but I just get this horrible feeling that my job would end up being the ‘chief rat poker’ - and I am not sure I could sleep at night if that was the case.