Scientists from Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine (USA) demonstrate a frightening relationship between the way you sleep and death from stroke and cancer.
New research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association shows that sleeping less than 6 hours gives you a “deadly combo”, far more terrifying than previously thought.
Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, a sleep psychologist at Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine, who led the study, said that they analyzed data on 1,600 volunteers aged 20-74 years old. , more than 50% are women. They were examined in detail in the sleep lab between 1991 and 1998, after which the scientists followed and assessed their cause of death until the end of 2016.
The results show that the effects of sleep deprivation are much more frightening if you have a chronic disease.
People with high blood pressure or diabetes who slept less than 6 hours doubled their risk of dying from cancer and stroke; While people with heart disease or a history of stroke who slept less than 6 hours, the risk of dying from cancer more than tripled.
Because, poor quality sleep can have a comprehensive impact on health, increasing the risk of cardiovascular problems and the onset of cancer.
In addition, according to the authors, sleep regulation should be a measure to support long-term treatment for people with chronic medical diseases. According to statistics from the American Heart Association, about 45% of the population in this country has stage 2 high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes.