Sleep = accelerated DNA Repair
This fascinating new research courtesy of the journal Nature.
It seems to have been determined by gene-engineering zebrafish (naturally), the cellular mechanisms responsible for DNA repair are moving twice as much during sleep as when awake.
Sleep, this suggests, is the time when animals prioritize putting ourselves back together.
(edit: good timing, as this is National Sleep Week, according to those who know things like this!)
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