Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within days > 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: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within daysHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle ‘I slept on a yoga mat for 7 days – here’s what happened to my body’ Sex These 2 factors make the biggest difference in your sexual satisfaction Diet and nutrition SEE: Cut back on salt, or else... Lifestyle Surgery for early prostate cancer might not save your life Medical Can carrots really make you see in the dark? Lifestyle Your pee can reveal your true age From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Live healthier Effects on your brain? » 5 ways to get more seafood into your diet Mercury in fish may raise ALS risk Is it bad for your brain if you literally never eat fish? Calling all grown-ass picky eaters! Eeewwww! » ‘Why is my cough worse at night?’ SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body Can you get sick if someone coughs on you? The fine saliva mist emitted by a cough remains suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes.