The Week in Sleep News: February 16, 2024

Not enough sleep may increase the risk of heart disease in women.

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Not getting enough sleep can increase women's risk of heart disease

How women sleep in midlife can affect their future heart health, according to a new study published in the journal Circulation. The research studied trajectories of sleep duration and insomnia symptoms of nearly 3,000 women over the span of 22 years to gauge correlation of sleep health and cardiovascular disease (CVD). They found that women who had both persistent high insomnia and shortened sleep of around five or fewer hours were at significantly elevated risk of cardiovascular disease compared to those with low insomnia and moderate or moderate to long sleep duration (six to eight hours). Participants with persistent short sleep had marginally higher CVD risk in comparison to the moderate group. The findings support the need for consistent sleep across the decades of midlife.

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