Many of us don't need an excuse to get more sleep, but now there's a scientific reason to make sure you increase your hours of shut eye.
Researchers found that sleep deprivation led to changes in your genes that regulate your cholesterol levels.
In fact, lack of sleep may lead to fewer high-density lipo proteins, which are more commonly known as good cholesterol.
The journal of "Scientific Reports" also said that these lipo proteins can stop the build up of plaque in the arteries, which can lead to having a heart attack or stroke.
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