Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sleep! else, die.

Here's some case study. People who get less than six hours sleep per night have an increased risk of dying prematurely. Wow, take a look.
      Those who slumbered for less than that amount of time were 12% more likely to die early!  Though, there's also been found a link between sleeping more than 9hrs and premature death.
FYI, here's what  Francesco Cappuccio, who led research on the subject at Britain's University of Warwick said:
"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. Society pushes us to sleep less and less,"
Plus, what has been found? The "unequivocal evidence of the direct link" between lack of sleep and premature death. Cappuccio believes the duration of sleep is a public health issue and should be considered as a behaviouralrisk factor by doctors.
Sleeping less than six hours is "more common amongst full-time workers, suggesting that it may be due to societal pressures for longer working hours and more shift work"
A link between sleeping more than nine hours per night and premature death, but Cappuccio said oversleeping is more likely to be an effect of illness, rather than a cause.
"Doctors never ask how much one sleeps, but that could be an indicator that something is wrong,"
Research showed no adverse effects for those sleeping between six and eight hours per day.
mm...what else. too much sleep is bad enough. lack of sleep is even worse!

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