Late Nights and Early Mornings is a Recipe for a Heart Attack

Sleeping for less than six hours a night greatly increases your risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke.

New research shows that those who sleep for less than six hours are almost 50 percent more likely to suffer a heart attack and 15 percent more likely to have a stroke.  The most likely reason is that lack of sleep disrupts the balance of two key hormones, ghrelin and leptin, which control the appetite.  Poor sleepers tend to eat more and are more likely to be obese.

According to the Daily Mail:

“But as many as 60 percent of us do not think we are sleeping enough, with a third suffering from insomnia. The researchers ... warned that trying to cram too much into one day by going to bed late and getting up early could lead to serious illnesses later in life.”

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