Results for - Not Enough Sleep is Bad for your Heart
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In recent years, numerous studies have shown that people who don't get enough sleep are at greater risk of stroke and heart attack. A new University of Colorado Boulder study, published in the journal Experimental Physiology, helps explain why.
1. Were you aware that a lack of sleep can be detrimental to your health?
2. The study found that people who sleep fewer than 7 hours per night have lower blood levels of three physiological regulators, or microRNAs, which influence gene expression and play a key role in maintaining vascular health. Did you know that 7 hours or more of sleep is needed each night to maintain optimal health?
3. Despite recommendations by the American Heart Association that people get 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night, about 40 percent of adults in the United States fall short. Overall, the average American's sleep duration has plummeted from 9 hours nightly to 6.8 hours nightly over the past century. Do you frequently get less than 7 hours of sleep a night?
4. In another recent study, it was found that adults who sleep 6 hours per night have dysfunctional endothelial cells -- the cells that line blood vessels -- and their arteries don't dilate and constrict as well as those who get sufficient sleep. Were you aware that a lack of sleep can hinder your circulatory system?
06/13/2019 Health & Fitness 2124 42 By: bezdekbt