Monday, March 21, 2011

11 Surprising Health Benefits of Sleep - sleep - Health.com

A 2010 study found that C-reactive protein, which is associated with heart attack risk, was higher in people who got six or fewer hours of sleep a night.

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Chicken or egg?  Did I have elevated CRP because I was only sleeping a couple hours a night, or was I only sleeping a couple hours a night because I had elevated CRP?
 
The good news is, once I got the positive CRP test, it became very difficult for anyone to tell me "nothing wrong", "all in your head". 
 
A CRP test is available everywhere and is a lot cheaper than an XMRV test.  If you're looking for documentation for a Disability claim, try to get a C-Reactive Protein test done.

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