Six to eight hours of sleep best for the heart

Data from more than a million adults from 11 studies was analysed as part of the research.

According to The Guardian, a study, presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Munich indicates sleep deprivation and excessive hours in bed should be avoided for optimum heart health.

 

Emily McGrath, senior cardiac nurse at the British Heart Foundation, said: “When it comes to our heart and circulatory health, this large study suggests that there may be a sweet spot between getting too much and getting too little sleep."

 

"As well as having a negative impact on your quality of life, a lack of sleep could also be contributing to heart problems further down the line," she says.

 

You can learn more here in the article at The Guardian or see the original study as published in the European Society of Cardiology, here.

 

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