Sleeping 8 Hours Per Day Is Linked To 42% Lower Risk Of Heart Failure
A new study that was shared with the public recently suggested that people with healthy sleeping habits have a 42 percent lesser chance of developing heart failure.
The study said people who don’t feel sleepy during the day had the least risk.
Adults with the healthiest sleep patterns, who get 7 to 8 hours per day with no frequent insomnia, had a 42 percent lesser chance of heart failure.
People with unhealthy sleeping patterns are at more risk.
This case is regardless of other risk factors.
The new research that we are talking about is published by the American Heart Association in the journal Circulation.
Heart failure currently affects over 26 million people, and studies that are being carried out link heart failure and sleep together.
Sleep problems are capable of developing heart failure.
This study suggests that healthy sleep patterns as early rising in the morning, getting at least qq7 to 8 hours of sleep per day, having no frequent insomnia, snoring, and daytime sleepiness.
The data that was used in this study belonged to over 408,000 participants, which belongs to the United Kingdom.
They have an age group of 37 to 73.
They were recruited between 2006 and 2010.
After collecting data through questionnaires, researchers analyzed sleep quality and overall sleep patterns.
Lu Qi, M.D., Ph.D., the corresponding author who is also a and professor of epidemiology and director of the Obesity Research Center at Tulane University in New Orleans, talked about the research.
In a statement that she released, Lu said:
The healthy sleep score we created was based on the scoring of these five sleep behaviors. Our findings highlight the importance of improving overall sleep patterns to help prevent heart failure.
Participants with the healthiest sleep pattern had a 42 percent lower chance of developing heart failure compared to people that had unhealthy sleeping patterns.
Here are some other findings that were made clear in the study:
- People that are early risers had 8 percent lower chance of heart failure
- People that slept 7 to 8 hours daily had 12 percent lower chance of heart failure
- People that do not have frequent insomnia had 17 percent lower chance of heart failure
- People that do not sleep during the day had 34 percent lower chance of heart failure
These are some promising findings.
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