Sleeping less than 6 hours can be more dangerous than imagined


15 million people in the UK live with a long-term chronic health condition.
Study sleep-tested 16,000 adults between the ages of 20 and 74 and tracked their health for 20 years.
People with existing conditions have double risk of fatal heart attack, stroke if they sleep less than 6 hours.
Insufficient sleep was also linked to forgetfulness, stress and low mood.
Results were published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Research is done by the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine.

People with chronic diseases could double the death risk by sleeping less than 6 hours

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Resource JAHA - Journal of the American Heart Association dedicated to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.

Resource Julio Fernandez-Mendoza - Sleep Psychologist at Penn State College of Medicine

Resource Penn State College of Medicine - Part of one of the leading academic medical centers.

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