Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Medindia
Advertisement

Sleep-induced Death???

by VR Sreeraman on September 25, 2007 at 7:46 PM
Sleep-induced Death???

Researchers from the University of Warwick and University College London have found that while a lack of sleep doubles a person's risk of death from cardiovascular diseases, too much of sleep can also have the same mortality effect from predominantly non-cardiovascular diseases.

Professor Francesco Cappuccio from the University of Warwick's Warwick Medical School, who presented the findings to the British Sleep Society on Monday, said the study involved the analysis of data on the mortality rates and sleep patterns on 10,308 civil servants at two points in their life (1985-88 and then in 1992-93).

Advertisement

He said that the effect that changes in sleep patterns over five years had on mortality rates 11-17 years later were isolated by adjusting other possible factorsósuch as age, sex, marital status, employment grade, smoking status, physical activity, alcohol consumption, self-rated health, body mass index, blood pressure, cholesterol, other physical illness etc.

Seven hours of sleep per night was taken to be the baseline during the study, he added. Professor Cappuccio said that the participants who had cut their sleeping from seven to five hours or less faced a 1.7 fold increased risk in mortality from all causes, and twice the increased risk of death from a cardiovascular problem in particular by 2004.
Advertisement

He further said that individuals who showed an increase in sleep duration to eight hours or more a night were more than twice as likely to die as those who had not changed their habit, though predominantly from non-cardiovascular diseases.

"Short sleep has been shown to be a risk factor for weight gain, hypertension and Type 2 diabetes sometimes leading to mortality, but in contrast to the short sleep-mortality association it appears that no potential mechanisms by which long sleep could be associated with increased mortality have yet been investigated. Some candidate causes for this include depression, low socio-economic status and cancer-related fatigue," said Professor Cappuccio

"In terms of prevention, our findings indicate that consistently sleeping around 7 hours per night is optimal for health and a sustained reduction may predispose to ill-health," he added.

The study will be published in the journal Sleep.

Source: ANI
LIN/C
Font : A-A+

Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest Research News

New Immunotherapy for Psoriasis & Vitiligo
Scientists identified mechanisms governing immune cells, selectively removing troublemakers to reshape skin immunity. Benefits those with psoriasis, vitiligo.
2050 Forecast: 1.06 Billion Individuals to Face 'Other' Musculoskeletal Disorders
By 2050, an anticipated increase from 494 million cases in 2020 to 1.06 billion people with musculoskeletal disabilities is expected.
Gene Therapies Can Disrupt Gaucher Disease Drug Market
Experts consulted by GlobalData anticipate a significant overhaul in the Gaucher disease scenario because of forthcoming gene therapies in development.
NASH Cases Expected to Hit 26.55 Million in 7MM by 2032
Within the seven major markets, 12% to 20% of diagnosed prevalent NASH cases present severe liver damage (stage 4 liver fibrosis), denoting cirrhosis.
Can Sleep Brain Waves Defend Against Epileptic Activity?
Memory deficits in individuals with epilepsy, especially cognitive difficulties, might partially stem from the transient impairments caused by these slow waves.
View All
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close
×

Sleep-induced Death??? Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests