The Effects of Sleep on the Commensal Microbiota: Eyes Wide Open?

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Abstract

Sleep dysfunction is an epidemic, the implications of which have a profound impact on a variety of gastrointestinal disease. Recent data suggests a relationship between sleep dysfunction and intestinal dysbiosis, a known proinflammatory driver. This article evaluates the interplay between sleep dysfunction and gastrointestinal health and disease, with a focus on the impact of circadian rhythm disruption on the commensal microbiota.

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