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"From Dayton night, your liver grows, and shrinks dramatically, and the reason why does this should give you a pretty compelling reason to get a full night of sleep. We've briefly mentioned this fun fact on the podcast before. But today, I'm going to dive into the details as a quick reminder, your liver keeps your sugar levels, constant it stores and releases vitamins and minerals into your body as needed indeed. Doc, suffice their blood, and it has a remarkable ability to regenerate the growing in shrinking part is pretty important to see scientists have known for awhile that animals follow a kind of body clock that triggers regular cycles of function in their brains and organs and even their cells your liver. Also follows this internal clock, but it's function may also depend on when you eat. And when you exercise in may two thousand seventeen researchers published a study in the journal cell that found that the livers of mice grew by nearly half during waking hours which for my says nighttime and their livers shrunk back down to normal size at mousy bedtime while the mice we're active. The researchers saw the mean kind of liver cell hepatitis sites growing that growth was linked with how many Ribe assumes they had Ribe assumes being the specialized structures inside living cells that produce the proteins needed for a bunch of different liver functions. Rep assumes also fluctuate with the size of the cells. And the more ripe assumes the better the liver can process food into protein and help your body get rid of toxins as you get closer to bedtime. The liver cells start tagging and begging those excess Ribe assumes and that helps deliver shrink down to its resting size. Again, the study found that the livers of mice that were active in feeding during their usual times. Meaning nighttime reached peak efficiency and size the bottom line. Here was that the liver seems to be sinked up with the body's circadian rhythm. And we have reason to believe that same liver size shifting happens in humans to not just mice and then take away from that is to remember that the longer your liver operates poorly. The more likely it is you'll experience unpleasant symptoms like fatigue, swelling, a tendency to bruise and even jaundice add this to the list of why regular full nights of sleep are. So very important."