Thursday, 06 Aug 2020

Sleep excessively turns out connected with the increase risk of obesity and heart problems


IllustrationIllustration - When you've been busy on the work all day long, lying down for a while of course makes our body so relax. But, turns out this habit can have the negativity for our body. A study revealed that just laying down in bed for one hour increases our sleep time in daily life, which means increasing the prevalence of higher metabolic problems.

The study by the National Institutes of Health and published in the journal Diabetes Care involved around 2,003 men and women aged 45-84 years and tracked the time of sleep schedules for seven consecutive days. The results showed that individuals who have greater variation in sleep had a poor metabolism.

The risk of obesity, high cholesterol, hypertension, and high blood sugar levels rose 27 percent. And even increase the problem of heart health by one third. Dr. Tianyi Huang, epidemiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts said, not only lack of sleep, too much sleep can also affect one's health. "Our research shows that, every one-hour difference in sleep or duration of sleep can double the adverse metabolic effects" she was quoted as saying by The Sun.

Co-author Dr. Susan Redline, a senior doctor in the Sleep and Circadian Disorders Division at Brigham and Women's Hospital, said that the results of the study showed a metabolic effect that is beneficial if maintaining a regular sleep schedule, which means not increasing or decreasing our sleep time. "This message can enrich the current prevention strategies for metabolic diseases which mainly focus on promoting adequate sleep and other healthy lifestyles" she said.

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