Mar 3, 2023

Poor sleep linked to years of poor cardiovascular health

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Poor sleep could lead to between two and seven years worth of heightened heart disease risk and even premature death, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Sydney in collaboration with Southern Denmark University.

The study analyzed data from more than 300,000 middle-aged adults from the UK Biobank and found that different disturbances to sleep are associated with different durations of compromised later in life compared to healthy sleepers.

In particular, men with clinical sleep-related breathing disorders lost nearly seven years of cardiovascular disease-free life compared to those without these conditions, and women lost over seven years. Importantly, even general , such as insufficient sleep, insomnia complaints, snoring, going to bed late, and is associated with a loss of around two years of normal heart health in men and women.

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