Insufficient sleep leads to higher risk of heart disease and strokes


UK Today News: If you thought staying awake late at night to finish your chores or chat with your friends is good, then think again! A recent study has warned against the lack of sleep, as results state that it can lead to heart ailments, strokes and health problems later in life.

According to a research conducted by Warwick Medical School in Europe, frequent interruptions in sleep could be harmful for the health of the heart. Inconsistent sleep patterns give wrong signals to your body’s circadian rhythms, which monitors your sleep-wake patterns and biological clock.

“If you sleep less than six hours per night and have disturbed sleep you stand a 48% greater chance of developing or dying from heart disease and a 15% greater chance of developing or dying from a stroke,” Professor Francesco Cappuccio said. Prof Francesco added that late night work or study may in future lead to harmful effects on health and lead to cardiovascular disorders.

The study has warned that lack of sleep can lead to heart attacks at an early age, which may also result in death. Research says that insufficient sleep produces some chemicals inside the body, which are harmful for the functioning of the heart and can also sometimes trigger conditions like high blood pressure, cholesterol and obesity.

However, the research has also warned that sleeping too much can also be harmful and may also be an indication of a heart disease.

Look’s like the saying, “Early to bed and early to rise” is indeed a wise saying in these modern fast-paced times.