Sleep is one of the therapeutic refreshment for the body. Lack of sleep makes the body unable to restore cell and tissue damage that occurs every day. However, excessive sleep is also harmful for the human health.
There are already many previous studies that mentions the bad impact of lack of sleep. It is also known that lack of sleep can cause obesity.
Rohit R Arora, professor of cardiology from the Chicago Medical School, warned that lack of sleep or excessive sleep are related to the risk factors for heart problems.
From a study done which involved 3,019 patients aged 45 years and over, he found that adults who sleeps less than six hours or more than eight hours a day have an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and heart failure.
More detailed analysis mentioned that those who are used to experience lack of sleep are twice as likely to experience a heart attack and stroke, and 1.6 times more likely to experience heart failure.
While those who are fond of sleeping excessively, are two times more likely to experience angina and 1.1 times more likely to experience coronary heart disease. “Sleep can affect heart health, and this should be a priority,” said Arora
In previous studies, more research is focused on the adverse effects of sleep deprivation is associated with sympathetic nervous system abnormalities, glucose intolerance, elevated levels of cortisol, blood pressure, and heart disorders. These are all associated with cardiovascular disorders.
Arora said that duration of sleep should be the doctor’s attention. He saw many doctors have ruled out the diagnosis of sleep patterns associated with cardiovascular disease.
Getting enough sleep is important for human health, it was also known that lack of sleep lowers immune system. Arora said that the ideal sleep duration is eight hours a day. Sleep less than six hours and over eight hours a day actually accelerate damage to body cells that have the potential to reduce life expectancy. This study strengthen previous research that mentions that sleep deprivation could cause stroke.Tagged with: Lack Of Sleep, Sleep,