People who sleep less than six hours at night are at high risk of developing coronary heart disease. This was reported by Professor of Sleep Medicine Paul Gringras (Paul Gringras) with reference to a study on the effects of sleep deprivation on the human body, reports Lenta.ru with reference to The Sun.
The study involved two thousand adults from the UK. Scientists found that 44 percent of them sleep less than six hours a day. Only 17 percent of those who took part in the experiment sleep the recommended eight hours a day.
According to Gringras, those who sleep less than six hours a night have a high risk not only of coronary heart disease, but also of stroke - due to lack of sleep it increases by 60 percent. All sleep-deprived people also have high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.
One night of bad sleep, according to the doctor, can provoke weight gain, loss of muscle mass and even affect what memories will remain in the brain.
Disorder can affect the health of the nation, turn into many serious health problems, says the professor. Gringras said that sleep affects human DNA as well as other external factors - food, stress, smoking.
The scientist reminded that sports and physical activity contribute to good sleep. According to him, 85 percent of people have found that their sleep has improved after exercising.