Poor Sleep Liked To Heart Disease
Having more sleep health problems can increase the risk of heart disease by as much as 141 percent, according to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports.
The study led by University of South Florida reviewed sleep data of 6,820 U.S. adults with an average age of 53 who self-reported their sleep characteristics and heart disease history. 633 of them also wore a research device (actigraphy) around their wrist that captured sleep activity.
The researchers found that each additional increase in self-reported sleep health problems was associated with a 54 per cent increased risk of heart disease. The estimated risk was much higher in those who provided sleep data by both self-report and actigraphy sleep data. They had a 141 per cent increase, and the researchers said that this figure could be perceived to be more accurate.
Heart disease is a leading cause of death globally. The findings of study suggested that improving sleep health may help mitigate the risk of heart disease. So, here are 5 simple yoga poses that will help you get a good night’s sleep.