NEW YORK – A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, found that getting less than six hours of sleep each night could be deadly for some middle-aged adults.
According to the study, those with high blood pressure or type-two diabetes, doubled their chances of dying from heart disease or stroke.
The study also found that people with a history of heart disease or stroke, were three times more likely to die from cancer.
According to experts, that’s because a deep, full sleep is critical for the body to release hormones that repair cells and build tissues.
If you fall under these categories, now is as good a time as ever to change your sleeping habits.
If you have trouble getting a good night’s rest, see a sleep specialist to find out why.