LACK OF SLEEP LINKED TO EARLY DEATH

LONDON – A recent study might make you think twice about missing out on sleep!
According to researchers, individuals who get less than six hours of sleep per night have an increased risk of dying prematurely. The study shows that you are 12 percent more likely to die prematurely from lack of sleep. The interesting finding is that researchers also concluded that there’s a link between sleeping more than nine hours and premature death.
“If you sleep little, you can develop diabetes, obesity, hypertension and high cholesterol,” said Francesco Cappuccio, lead researcher on the study at Britain’s University of Warwick.
Professor Cappuccio suggested that the link between lack of sleep and early death is significant because society has seen a gradual reduction in the amount of sleep people get, especially common among full-time workers.
“The duration of sleep should be regarded as an additional behavioral risk factor, or risk marker, influenced by the environment and possibly amenable to change through both education and counseling as well as through measures of public health aimed at favorable modifications of the physical and working environments,” he said in a release of the study.
Researchers seem to point to 6 to 8 hours of sleep as the sweet spot for an individual.


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