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Quit Smoking! You Will Sleep Better

January 6, 2014

Researchers at the University of Rochester in New York warn that tobacco smoke disrupts the body’s circadian rhythms and ruins sleep quality. The reason is that tobacco smoke causes a significant drop in the anti-aging protein, SIRT1. The decrease in this protein damages the clock protein BMAL1, which results in an interruption in the biological clock. They say future developments from this study could find a way to treat smokers who suffer from this, or why don’t you just make it easy on yourself and quit smoking?

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