According to a study, abnormal sleeping habits can pose risk factors for cancer and cardiovascular diseases. The study which appeared in the journal, Sleep, said that sleep deprivation can cause damage to cells in the liver, lungs and small intestine.

Carol Everson, the lead author and professor at Medical College of Wisconsin, states that sleep deprivation injures cells, and sleep recovery restores the  balance among other parameters such as DNA damage and repair. Everson added that the study was important as it helps to identify specific physical underpinnings that pose disease risks resulting from sleep deprivation.

Source: IANS