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Lack of sleep may raise the risk of heart disease or cancer.

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Sleeping less than 6 hours daily may increase the risk of heart disease or cancer especially if you have underlining disease.

Lack of sleep has been shown to raise the risk of several health issues including, diabetes and heart disease, obesity.

‘Our study suggests that achieving normal sleep may be protective for some people with these health conditions and risks,’ said lead author Dr Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, an associate professor in the department of psychiatry at Pennsylvania State College of Medicine.

‘However, further research is needed to examine whether improving and increasing sleep through medical or behavioral therapies can reduce risk of early death.’ 

Researchers found that adults with hypertension or diabetes doubled their risk of dying from heart disease or stroke if they slept less than six hours a night.

The study was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

 

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