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Video: Cardiovascular Disease And Sleep Deprivation Are A Deadly Combination
Cardiovascular disease and sleep deprivation are a deadly combination
With heart disease, hypertension and diabetes mellitus, it is necessary to get enough sleep, the life expectancy depends on this.
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With heart disease, hypertension and diabetes mellitus, it is necessary to get enough sleep, the life expectancy depends on this. Scientists from the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine published a paper in the Journal of the American Heart Association, in which they told how much better to sleep in such cases.
Scientists examined 1,600 people between the ages of 20 and 74. Some of them had cardiovascular pathologies (suffered a heart attack or stroke), the other part had risk factors for these pathologies (high blood pressure or diabetes mellitus).
The study participants were followed for 20 years. According to scientists, sleep deprivation against the background of these problems is a "deadly combo".
The authors found that with hypertension or diabetes, people who usually slept less than six hours a night were twice as likely to die from heart attacks and strokes. In addition, people who had already suffered a heart attack or stroke and slept less than six hours a night had three times the risk of dying from cancer.
At the same time, sleep duration of more than six hours reduced the risk of premature death. According to the recommendations of most professional medical organizations, the duration of healthy sleep is at least seven hours.
“Our study says getting enough sleep may be a protective factor for people with these diseases and risk factors,” said study author Julio Fernandez-Mendoza.
According to scientists, lack of sleep may be a factor that predicts the life expectancy and health status of people with chronic diseases in the long term.
Scientists believe that sleep counseling should become a more common practice in routine care.
“Better identification of people with certain sleep disorders could potentially lead to better prevention, more holistic approaches to treatment, better long-term disease outcomes and less burden on health care.”
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