Health Minute: Little Sleep & Chronic Illness Is A Deadly Combo

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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.


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