Confirmed: Mess With Your Sleep, Mess With Your Health

Confirmed: Mess With Your Sleep, Mess With Your Health. Try to beat the clock and push your schedule as much as you want, but you’re only hurting yourself in the process. A new study by a crew of researchers at Brigham and Women’s has just confirmed the role that irregular and inadequate sleep plays in wreaking havoc on your metabolism. Want to know what the effects are of a few weeks spent running on five or so hours of irregular sleep? A dropped metabolic rate (so much for burning calories) and jacked up blood sugar after a meal (hello, diabetes). The effects even out after a few days of regular sleep, but hmmm — let’s think: what are the odds there’s a connection between our workaholic nation and our disproportionately overweight and diabetic nation? [Science Translational Medicine]