There’s a new study out on how irregular sleep schedules can have negative consequences on your gut bacteria, which can lead to obesity, inflammation, and heart problems.
The researchers found that even a 90-minute difference in the mid-point of your sleep timing can impact your gut. That includes staying up late a couple times a week, and sleeping in a couple hours on the weekends.
Of course, what you eat and drink has a big impact on your gut . . . but the scientists say disruptions to your internal clock also play a significant role.
One researcher says, “Maintaining regular sleep patterns . . . so when we go to bed and when we wake each day . . . is an easily adjustable lifestyle behavior we can all do, that may impact your health . . . for the better.”
(Easily adjustable? Even if you don’t struggle with insomnia, a LOT of factors can impact our sleep . . . with many out of our control.)
(Kids . . . pets . . . noises . . . stress . . . illnesses . . . your bladder . . . the smell of Folgers in your cup.) (???)
(And even if you CAN “easily adjust” your sleep, make sure to use the correct settings . . .)