A new study has found that sleeping between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. reduces the risk of heart disease, and researchers have said sleep time is important for cardiovascular health, according to the Times of India website.
The study showed that sleep or a state of rest when the body is relaxed is beneficial for major body systems such as the cardiovascular system.
Sleep health is directly linked to overall health.
Sleep is a complex biological process that keeps the body rested and healthy. It makes the body active, rests the heart and blood vessels, improves muscle mass, repairs cells and also improves immunity.
According to the study, late sleep may be more likely to disrupt the biological clock, and another study published in the European Heart Journal – Digital Health suggested a link between the timing of falling asleep and the occurrence of cardiovascular disease.
The study revealed the possibility of a relationship between the timing of falling asleep and the risk of cardiovascular disease, particularly in women, as more than 55% of study participants were female.
The study found that there was a 25% higher risk of cardiovascular disease with sleep onset in the middle of the night or later.
A total of 88,026 people from the UK biobank were studied for the research. The participants were studied between 2006 and 2010. The average age of the participants was 61 years old.
Participants followed with a new diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, defined as heart attack, heart failure, chronic ischemic heart disease, stroke, and transient ischemic attack.
Over the 6-year follow-up period, the researchers found that the incidence of cardiovascular disease was highest in those who slept in the middle of the night or later. Sleeping during this period increased the risk by up to 25%.
The incidence of heart disease was lowest when bedtime was between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.
The researchers also found that the incidence of heart disease was lower for those who slept between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.
The researchers found that when sleeping between 11 p.m. and midnight, the risk increased to 12% and the risk increased by 24% when the bedtime was before 10 p.m.
A total of 3,172 participants developed heart problems during the study period.
Why sleeping after midnight is harmful to health?
Dr David Blanes of the University of Exeter, UK and author of the study explained: “Our study suggests that the optimal time to sleep is at a specific point in the body’s 24-hour cycle and that deviations can be detrimental to health. dangerous time was after midnight, perhaps because it can reduce the possibility of seeing morning light, which resets the biological clock.
Sleep duration is also a risk factor for the heart
Sleep loss is a common problem but one of the most overlooked in recent times. People involuntarily deprive themselves of sleep, unaware of the risks they are taking with their bodies.
A review published in Current Cardiology Reviews pointed out that adequate sleep duration may be important for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in modern society.
She pointed out that lack of sleep is directly linked to high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, diabetes or poor glucose tolerance.
The study found that “sleep deprivation also increases sympathetic nervous system activity, heart rate, vasoconstriction, as well as salt retention. These factors may be associated with increased blood pressure caused by a hyperactive heart and increased volume”.
7 easy steps to better sleep
Stick to a schedule. Make your sleep a routine
If you have trouble falling asleep after a daytime nap, limit your nap time.
Include more physical activity in your daily routine.
Eat dinner at least two hours before bedtime.
Start a healthy habit like reading or meditating before bed.
Make sure your mattress and pillows are clean and the bed is made.
Keep electronics and gadgets away from your bedroom.
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