A 20-year-old male asked:
they say genes determine height. how much in height can you lose from bad sleeping habits (sleep during day instead of night, lack enough sleep, etc)?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Will not : Affect height.
Neurology 9 years experience
Unclear: Growth hormone, which is responsible for height, is secreted in sleep. If you're not sleeping well, it may possibly disrupt the growth hormone release in your body. The precise effect on your height (since you're 20 years old) is unclear.
Last updated Jun 13, 2013
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