A new study suggests that too much or not enough sleep can lead to health complications.
London (WiredPRNews.com) – A new study suggests insufficient sleep can increase one’s risk of premature death. As reported by AFP, researchers found that sleeping less than six hours per night and more than nine hours per night may increase risks of health complications such as diabetes and early death.
Francesco Cappuccio, University of Warwick in Britain researcher, is quoted in the report as stating of the findings, “If you sleep little, you can develop diabetes, obesity, hypertension and high cholesterol… We think that the relation between little sleep and illness is due to a series of hormonal and metabolical mechanisms.” Cappuccio further noted that an estimated 20 percent of the U.S. and Britain population get an average of less than five hours of sleep.
More information about the study may be available in the Sleep journal.
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