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Thursday, November 24, 2022

SHORT SLEEP RISKS

from journal PLOS Medicine

How many hours of sleep do you get each night? If its five or less, listen up. British researchers wrote in the journal PLOS Medicine of health risks from five or less hours of sleep. People who reported getting five hours of sleep or less at age fifty were forty percent more likely to be diagnosed with two or more chronic diseases over several decades compared to those getting the recommended seven or eight hours of sleep and allowing the body time to rest. Similar percentage of risk for multiple chronic diseases were seen at ages sixty and seventy. To help ensure a better night’s sleep, authors suggest a quiet, dark bedroom, remove electronic devices, including TV and avoid large meals before bedtime.

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