Essential immune system gene reacts to infections controlled by the body’s circadian clock genes. From breast cancer to rheumatoid arthritis, there appears to be a connection with the daily rhythm of a living being today. Read the journal links below to learn about the research yourself. My suggestions would be to get a good nights sleep. Switch off all lights for an undisrupted number of hours. Cover all light emitting gadjets like cell phones, blinking laptop lights and more, and make a natural dark environment to sleep “like a baby”.
Also, steal quick, short nap times like a tycoon – called Executive nap, during the day.
1) Dr Richard Steven in the journal Epidemiology (2005) says that in breast cancer, something in modern life is the culprit. Light during the night of sufficient intensity can disrupt circadian rythms, which may be particularly harmful during key developmental stages.
2) Dr Giovata Cavadini and colleagues surmised in the journal, Proceedings of Natural Academy of Science (2007), that the inflammatory clock gene response may by inducing fatigue, decrease the quality of life in autoimmune disease. The regulation of sleep depends on a self-sustained circadian pacemaker, which includes a molecular mechanism which involves the clock genes. It is still debated if sleep changes the course of infection. In multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and crohn’s disease both fatigue and increased TNF-alpha has been described. In infectious diseases, TNF-alpha serves to eliminate the agent of disease.
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