A bad night sleep could be as dangerous as smoking


By: Chamalee KP

A bad night’s sleep could put people at risk. If you are sleeping less than 7 hours per day it will risk your life t increase the chances of a stroke or heart attack.
Research shows that people with sleep disorders who get less than seven hours a night are four times more likely to suffer a stroke than those who regularly get a good night’s shut-eye.
And those that tossed and turned were more than twice as likely to have a heart attack as those who slept soundly.
Professor Valery Gafarov said: ‘Sleep is not a trivial issue. Sleeping disorders were associated with greatly increased incidences of both heart attack and stroke. If you do have any sleep disorder do not do not wait because Poor sleep should be considered a modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease along with smoking, lack of exercise and poor diet.
For future information Part of the WHO’s MONICA programme  looking into the causes of cardiovascular disease, the study involved 657 men aged 25 to 64 with no history of heart attack, stroke or diabetes.Nearly two-thirds of participants who had a heart attack also had a sleeping disorder.
Finally It shows that those who get less than seven hours are up to four times more likely to suffer a stroke and doubled their risk of a heart attack. Good-quality sleep is seven to eight hours of rest each night and people who are not sleeping well should speak to their doctor.
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