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Lack of sleep could be a factor in a ‘silent epidemic,’ experts warn

Posted on AllSides April 17th, 2024
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More than a third of adults fail to get the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep each night — and the scarcity of shuteye can have a surprising effect. Lack of sleep can lead to what some experts refer to as a "silent epidemic" — a condition called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which affects more than one in four American adults, according to the American Heart Association. As its name implies, NAFLD is marked by the presence of fat in the liver. SLEEP DISORDERS AND SUICIDE: A MENTAL...

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