How gut microbiome is affected by circadian rhythm and sleep deprivation | Matthew Walker

The gut-brain axis, the bidirectional signaling pathway between the gastrointestinal tract and the nervous system, modulates the body’s stress response. A key player in this pathway is the gut microbiome, the collection of genomes of the microorganisms that exist in the gastrointestinal tract. Sleep deprivation alters the overall gut microbial make-up, which can promote dysregulation of the microbiome and in turn, altered sleep. In this clip, Dr. Matthew Walker discusses the role that sleep plays in modulating the gut microbiome.

This clip was taken from the FoundMyFitness interview with Dr. Matt Walker found at

Original episode published on Feb 28, 2019
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