Mental Health News Radio Sponsor, MyGenetx, Releases Scholarly Article in Future Medicine Ltd Discussing Sleeps Critical Role in Overall Health and Wellness

Mental Health News Radio is proud to announce that MyGenetx, one of their sponsors, has published a scholarly article in Future Medicine Ltd.

Mental Health News Radio is proud to announce that MyGenetx, one of their sponsors, has published a scholarly article in Future Medicine Ltd. The article discusses the importance of sleep in maintaining overall neural and physical health. “The Enigma of Sleep” touches on several facets of sleep’s function. Although sleep has been the topic of research for over 70 years, it remains somewhat of a mystery to scientists. The medical community does know that sleep disorders affect neurological disorders and their coinciding symptoms in a negative way. There is still debate over the exact functional role sleep plays in one’s health, but on a general note, most agree that sleep is a necessity. Sleep studies have shown that lack of sleep decreases cognition, affects normal metabolism and immune response, and increases the likelihood of dementia.  MyGenetx’s Chief Science Officer, Dr. Dave Vigerust, wrote “The Enigma of Sleep” to highlight some of the elements that are indicative of function of sleep.

This well written article highlights several aspects of sleep function, so the layman can understand more about sleep and how the lack thereof can create discord.  These would include: function and conservation, cognitive impairment due to lack of sleep, genetics and regulation of sleep, neuroimmunology of sleep, and the glymphatic system.  One may not realize that sleep occupies one third of a person’s life. How can something so important to the human existence be so elusive to researchers?  Perhaps it has to do with the complexity of sleep regulation. Dr. Vigerust explains that one’s genetics can deeply affect sleep and sleep patterns. For example, disturbance of sleep circadian cycle can affect one’s immune response causing more inflammation. Inflammation has most recently been associated with depression and PTSD and various other neurological disorders such as autism or Alzheimer’s. Some of the most interesting research Vigerust included in his article was that of the glymphatic system. The glymphatic system is a fluid exchange mechanism in the brain that removes toxins that when not performing efficiently, can cause unhealthy brain function. This research led to a natural link to sleep disturbance in autism. Increased levels of certain toxins in the brain have been linked to autistic behaviors. Hopefully, with a better understanding of the biology of sleep, researchers like Dr. Vigerust can uncover treatment for disorders that are highly affected by sleep disturbances.

MyGenetx is a CLIA-certified and CAP accredited lab focused on molecular and advanced diagnostic testing. They have become the primary resource for transitioning and implementing precision-guided medicine. Their medical team consists of experts in research and clinical product development for genetics. Personalized Medicine is at the forefront of what they do. Testing people prior to initiating drug therapy to determine their likely response to different classes of drugs is a key emerging area of genetic testing.  Their passion is to change the way people are treated and diagnosed around the world.

Testing people prior to initiating drug therapy to determine their likely response to different classes of drugs is a key emerging area of genetic testing. Their passion is to change the way people are treated and diagnosed around the world.

Melanie Vann, Program & Advocacy Director MHNR

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Mental Health News Radio is sponsored by several organizations that share common goals. At the forefront of MHNR Network’s goals in 2018 is to obtain a sponsor for the actual network, not just MHNR. This would give the network the extra support it needs to move forward in accomplishing their mission to destigmatize mental health and bring mental wellness into the realm of equivalency with physical health. MHNR Network interviews give voice to world engaging in conversations that matter. They cover a variety of topics including but not limited to: depression, psychological trauma, suicide, addiction, narcissism, codependency, empathy, sexual abuse and many more.

If you would like to obtain a copy of “The Enigma of Sleep” please contact reprints@futuremedicine.com.

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