Those who get less than 6 hours of sleep a day face serious health hazards.


Are you among those who get up early but go to bed very late? Beware, your sleeping habit may be a “ticking time bomb” for your health and it could lead to heart attack and stroke.


Going to bed late but waking up early because of hectic work schedule has become a trend for many, but scientist said having such a habit means inviting serious health hazards. Those who could not afford to sleep for at least 6 hours a day are more likely to die from a heart attack or stroke.


“The trend for late nights and early mornings is actually a ticking time bomb for our health so you need to act now to reduce your risk of developing these life-threatening conditions.”


“There is an expectation in today’s society to fit more into our lives. But doing so, we are significantly increasing the risk of suffering a stroke or developing cardiovascular disease resulting in, for example heart attacks.”


It was found that those slept for less than 6 hours were 48% more likely to develop or die from heart disease and 15% more likely to develop or die from a stroke. According to them, not having enough sleep decreases the levels of leptin in our blood, which means we do not feel as satisfied after eating.


Night Owls May Face Higher Heart Risk

It turns out that burning the midnight oil may carry significant heart risks — even if you’re getting a full night of sleep.

Men who went to bed after midnight had significantly more arterial stiffening — an early stage of heart disease –– than those who turned in before midnight, even if the night owls clocked at least seven hours of sleep.

Why Late Nights Are Hard on the Heart

“It makes total sense that being fatigued and exhausted is not a good, heart-healthy thing.” Certainly, lack of sleep would have other adverse effects [both] directly and indirectly — while not sleeping, is one munching on fatty, sugary foods, drinking alcohol, smoking, inhaling secondhand smoke in bars.


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