Study: Lack of sleep doubles risk of heart disease
LONDON (Reuters) - People who do not get enough sleep are more than twice as likely to die of heart disease, according to a large British study released on Monday.
Although the reasons are unclear, researchers said lack of sleep appeared to be linked to increased blood pressure, which is known to raise the risk of heart attacks and stroke.
A 17-year analysis of 10,000 government workers showed those who cut their sleeping from seven hours a night to five or less faced a 1.7-fold increased risk in mortality from all causes and more than double the risk of cardiovascular death....
I guess Im an example of the study, I get very little sleep and Im 44yo and have heart disease and high blood preasure and have had a heart attack at 38 and now a quadruple bypass April just gone but I have read this information before in another study regarding sleep.