Monday, January 13, 2020

Study: Sleeping More or Less is Fatal For Lungs

Study: According to a new study, if you sleep more due to work or wake up late at night, then be careful! Because it can be fatal for your lungs.


Study: Sleeping More or Less is Fatal For Lungs


Study: Sleeping More or Less is Fatal For Lungs
Introduction

People who sleep more than 11 hours a day or sleep less than 4 hours have a 2 to 3 times higher risk of severe and incurable lung disease of pulmonary fibrosis. According to recent research, those who sleep more or less than 7 hours of sleep have a higher risk of disease.

Disease targets cells

In research, after studying lung cells, it was reported that according to the biological clock, sleep reduces fibrosis and lung lesions. The disease targets cells present in the lungs. Pulmonary fibrosis occurs when the tissue present in the lungs is damaged and because of this, the body parts are not able to function properly.
                According to researchers at the University of Manchester and Oxford University, the body's biological clock operates the cells present in the body. This biological clock undergoes several processes during the 24-hour cycle, such as sleep deprivation, increased hormones, and increased metabolism. In the lungs, this clock is located in the airways. Research has shown that oscillation of this clock creates small airways in patients with pulmonary fibrosis, called alveoli.

What hour should sleep

Those sleeping 4 hours or less are twice as likely to develop pulmonary fibrosis, while those who sleep more than 11 hours have a 3 times higher risk of developing the disease. Researchers said that those who wake up late at night and work in night shifts are at a slightly higher risk of getting the disease.

Pulmonary fibrosis treatment can be discovered

John Blakeley, the lead researcher at the University of Manchester, said pulmonary fibrosis is a serious disease that currently has no treatment. Due to the discovery of the biological clock, new methods can be discovered to cure this disease. Research on mice has shown that changes in the biological clock also alter the fibrotic process, increasing the risk of pulmonary fibrosis.
                                         After analyzing the data of participants for UK Biobank, the researchers said that pulmonary fibrosis is more or less related to sleep. Researchers said that sleep time is as strong a relationship to other factors. According to research, when the biological clock changes now, there is a decrease in the production of proteins called collagen in the lungs, which increases the risk of pulmonary fibrosis. The researchers said that if we take 7 hours of sleep, the risk of this disease will be reduced to a great extent.

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