Your health: Don’t skimp on sleep

It's no secret that chronic sleep deprivation can play a huge role in declining health. But insomniacs are not the only victims of the consequences of skimping on sleep, says The Washington Post.

According to the March issue of Experience Life magazine, even a small deficit — as little as an hour a night — can lead to some seriously unpleasant conditions, including floppy eyelids, sexual dysfunction and loss of hair, hearing and even vision. "Why?" asks the magazine. "Because when we don't get enough sleep, our immune systems go into overdrive, which causes systemic inflammation and turns on dangerous genetic switches."

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