That it is important to sleep well has been known for a long time and exactly how important it is when it comes to heart health shows a new study . Those who sleep 7-8 hours every night reduce the risk of heart problems by 42 percent.
Sleeping well in this case means that you sleep all night, do not suffer from insomnia at times, do not snore and do not feel very sleepy during the day. The most important thing seems to be to sleep so well that you are not so sleepy on the days that you involuntarily snooze.
In the study, the researchers examined 408,802 adults between 2006–2019. The researchers analyzed both sleep quality and sleep patterns. They also examined who were early in the morning and who were night owls.
The researchers also looked at how much different types of problems increased the risk of heart problems individually. The result was as follows:
· 8 percent lower for those who get up early
· 12 percent lower for those who sleep 7-8 hours every night
· 17 percent lower for those who did not suffer from insomnia
· 34 percent lower for those who were not so sleepy during the day that they risked falling asleep then.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the world with 17.9 million deaths worldwide each year. So it is worthwhile for all of us to think about whether we sleep well enough and try to sleep better if we have problems with it.