Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Strong bond with parents leads to healthy children > Health-in-Motion 27 June 2016 Poor sleeping habits Poor sleeping habits may lead to more than just sluggish daytime behaviour. Losing sleep regularly can result in changes to the genes that are responsible for regulating cholesterol levels in the blood. Individuals who are prone to sleep deprivation may have lower concentrations of ‘good’ cholesterol (high-density lipoproteins or HDL) than those who get plenty of shut-eye. Since HDL cholesterol is responsible for removing ‘bad’ cholesterol (low-density lipoproteins or LDL) from the arteries, poor sleepers may be at an elevated risk of atherosclerosis, heart attack and stroke. 0 More in Newsletters Work-family balance More: Daily Dose: Strong bond with parents leads to healthy children Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Sex What switches our sex drive on and off? Medical How older people can prevent harmful drug interactions Lifestyle Healthy diet protects teens against later weight gain Parenting Childhood gardening may encourage fruit and veg consumption Fitness Working out in the concrete jungle Lifestyle How long has your doctor been on duty? From our sponsors How to still have a good life with diabetes Eye-Q: R50 off! Lose weight Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Live healthier Love coffee? Your heart may too » What to eat for white teeth Bad foods for teeth-whitening Do any of these drinks cause your teeth to hurt? Savour your coffee – with a bright smile Here's how to stop coffee from staining your teeth while enjoying all its health benefits. Get your groove back! » Get your move on! Morning run? 5 exercises to start your summer fitness regime 6 easy ways to make your workout fun again Some inspiration to make sure your workout routine don't become tedious.