Charlene Marshall discusses a new study outlining the link between sleep and Pulmonary Fibrosis. The study suggests that circadian rhythms can become dysregulated in the lungs of those with PF, enabling the study to further investigate the relationship between too much or too little sleep as risk factors for this fibrotic lung disease. Targeting this molecular machinery (the circadian clock) and understanding it better, could be a potential treatment strategy for patients with PF.
Glad I listened to this…very interesting and do-able! So, it’s 7 hours of sleep for me consistently every night. Very simply put, the subject research suggests that those who have PF and sleep under 4 hours a night are 2 times more likely to experience further fibroid activity in the lungs. And those who have PF and sleep over 11 hours a night are 3 times more likely. Got my attention!
How it works at the cellular and molecular levels was outlined in a manner that even I could follow. Thank you, @charlene.marshall for posting such an interesting area of research! 🐆 Hugs, Marsha
So nice to hear from you as always, thanks so much for writing 🙂
I agree, this article was very interesting and sleep is something that (for the most part) we can control, or try our best to anyways. I will be trying to get a consistent 7hour sleep every night as well. I’ve been sleeping a lot as I continue to recover too, which is a good thing according to this research and I haven’t exceeded 11 hours.
Really glad you found it interesting, thanks for sharing your thoughts. Be well my friend <3
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