Can a Lack of Sleep Be Affecting Your Bones?

A recent study has shown that sleep deprivation can be detrimental to the development of your bones.

Researchers at the Medical Center of Wisconsin conducted a study in order to observe how manipulating the sleep schedules of rats will affect their bone growth. They observed that restricting sleep for 72 days had an extremely detrimental effect on the rats’ bone density and plasticity.

The lack of sleep contributed to the cessation of new bone formation and loss of bone density. Although these effects were found in rats, the same effects can be found in humans. Chronic inadequate sleep can affect bone healing, marrow and platelet production, aging and development, and can be linked to osteoporosis.

If you feel as though you aren’t getting enough rest, even after a full night’s amount of sleep, we can help. Our team at FusionSleep is devoted to finding sleep solutions that will help you wake up feeling refreshed and energized. Getting enough sleep is important to your health—including your bone health! Give our sleep specialists a call today at (678) 990-3962.