Andy’s Quick Hits (108): Sleep Clears Up Your Broken DNA
Well that sounds impressive, but you’ll have to explain how we get “broken DNA”
Well, you have a lot of cells, really a lot, trillions (and 85 billions neurons in the brain). Each of these has chromosomes containing DNA. Different forms of stress on these cells can cause DNA damage — this includes radiation, but also oxidative stress caused by natural bodily processes.