Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake? > 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: Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Mental health Do we need a break from our smartphones? Medical Can you cough up a lung? Medical SEE: Why do I get asthma when I exercise? Medical Scientists discover a possible cause for restless legs syndrome Lifestyle How being the office germaphobe is making you sick Fitness 4 reasons your muscles are cramping up From our sponsors R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Live healthier Don't even bother » SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body LISTEN: Can you spot the smoker’s cough? 7 cough remedies that definitely don’t work A chronic cough can be the bane of your life. Here are seven cough remedies you shouldn't waste your time with. Be in the know! » How to manage sensitive teeth 5 ways runners mess up their teeth Oral health basics: what you need to know Dr Simon Reeves talks us through the importance of oral health basics. Here’s how to care for your teeth properly.