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Multiple sleep problems may boost heart disease risk by more than 140%


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Scientific Reports
Reuters Health - 15/02/2022 - Having more than one sleep problem increased an individual's risk of heart disease by up to 141% in a retrospective analysis. "We know from previous research that short sleep duration increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, dementia, and early mortality," Dr. Soomi Lee of the University of South Florida in Tampa told Reuters Health by email. "Sleep health can be defined by regularity, satisfaction, alertness during waking hours, age-appropriate sleep timing, high efficiency during sleep, and sufficient sleep duration," she said. "Previous research mostly focused on sleep duration only, which might have underestimated the impact of sleep on health risk. Someone with sufficient sleep duration can still have poor health, if he/she has problems in other sleep dimensions." "Importantly," she added, "in our study, sleep duration -- the most widely studied sleep variable -- was not significantly associated with heart disease, eith...


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