Red blood cells need sleep like the rest of your body. The problem is they don’t have sleep genes like the rest of your body, since they have no genes. Researchers have recently discovered how this process works in these geneless cells. It seems to work around potassium regulation. During the day, they soak in potassium and at night they shed it, helping to keep the body in good working order and also keeping them inline with rest of the body’s natural rhythm.
- Because red blood cells don’t have DNA researchers have wondered for years how their rhythms function
- The found that they regulate potassium throughout the day in order to main those rhythms
- Potassium seems to be higher during the day and shed at night to keep those rhythms
“But unlike other cells, red blood cells do not have DNA. Red blood cells also lack the “clock genes” which control rhythms.”
Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-01-03-balanced-potassium-levels-found-to-be-critical-to-circadian-rhythm-processes-including-sleep.html