How And When You Sleep Can Affect Your Health, Study Suggests

posted by Jessi Minneci - 

It's not just how much you sleep, but when you sleep that matters. 

A new study on sleep patterns by researchers from Duke Health and Duke Clinical Research Institute scientists looked at over 1,900 adults. 

According to the study's findings, those with irregular sleep patterns weighed more, had higher blood sugar, higher blood pressure, and higher projected risk of having a heart attack or stroke within ten years compared to those who slept and woke at the same times every day. 

Those with irregular sleep patterns were also more likely to report depression and stress, both of which are tied to heart health.

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