Getting Enough Sleep Can Reduce the Risk Of Heart Disease

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Researchers from the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands studied incidents of heart disease and stroke in connection with lifestyle choices and found that getting a full night’s sleep can reduce the risk of some health problems.

Researchers from the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands studied incidents of heart disease and stroke in connection with lifestyle choices and found that getting a full night’s sleep can reduce the risk of some health problems.

Along with exercising, not smoking or drinking too much, and eating a healthy diet, getting seven or more hours of sleep a night is a crucial part of staying healthy and avoiding cardiovascular disease or stroke.

The study looked at 14 thousand twenty something men and women over a 12 year period.

By the end of the study, 600 subjects had heart disease or a stroke, and 129 of them had died.

They found that if the subjects didn’t smoke or drink too much, got enough exercise, and ate a relatively healthy diet, their risk of heart disease was 57 percent lower, and their risk of death from these health problems was 67 percent lower.

The subjects that adhered to these lifestyle choices, and also got seven or more hours of sleep were 83 percent less likely to die from cardiovascular disease.

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