Sleeping Less Than 5 Hours A Night
Seven to 8 hours of sleep per night is usually enough for most healthy adults. Sleeping too much or too little can have adverse health effects. Regularly sleeping less than five hours of sleep has been linked to an increased risk of multiple chronic diseases. For example, a study by University College London (UCL) researchers have found people who reported getting five hours of sleep or less at age of 50 were more likely to be diagnosed with two or more chronic diseases (multimorbidity) such as heart disease, cancer or diabetes as well as have higher risk of mortality, compared to those who slept for up to seven hours a night.
Lead author Dr Severine Sabia noted that maintaining good sleep hygiene is important to ensure a better night's sleep. Here are 5 tips to get a good night’s sleep.