Research by Prof. Chris Dunkel Schetter Receives Media Attention


Date published: 08/11/21

Research by Distinguished Professor Chris Dunkel Schetter, Dr. Judith Carroll in the Cousins Center for PNI, and other colleagues, published in the journal Sleep Health, is being prominently featured on the UCLA Newsroom and is generating substantial news coverage from major outlets around the globe.

The group of scientists studied 33 mothers during their pregnancies and the first year of their babies’ lives, analyzing the women’s DNA from blood samples to determine their “biological age,” which can differ from chronological age. They found that a year after giving birth, the biological age of mothers who slept less than seven hours a night at the six-month mark was three to seven years older than those who slept seven hours or more.

The research has received attention from the following sites:

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