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Less than 5 Hours of Sleep Linked to Disease Risk

💤 Sleeping 5 hours or less per night?

New research on the health of 70,000 men and women in their 50s, 60s, and 70s, showed a link between 5 hours or less per night and disease risk.

Compared with those who slept 7 hours per night, those who slept only 5:

⬆️ were 20% more likely to be diagnosed with a chronic disease at age 50

⬆️ were 40% more likely to be diagnosed with 2 or more chronic diseases over 25 years

⬆️ had a 25% increased risk of death over 25 years

The study was published in PLOS Medicine. It relates to the series we’re doing this month on circadian rhythms and is a good reminder of how important it is to get a good night’s sleep!

If you need help with sleep, we can help!

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