Poor sleep may impair systemic mitochondrial bioenergetics, but this relationship has not been examined in humans. This study examined associations of self-reported sleep with peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) bioenergetics in adults. Forty-three participants completed the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index from which sleep indices were calculated. PBMCs were analyzed for bioenergetics using extracellular flux analysis. Sleep efficiency was positively correlated with maximal respiration and spare capacity. Lower sleep efficiency and longer sleep duration were associated with lower Bioenergetic Health Index in age-, sex-, and body mass index-adjusted models. Findings indicate that sleep is related to systemic bioenergetic function in humans.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Medicine
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology