According to a recent study of 1,214 adults aged 30-54 years, the results showed that short sleepers (less than 7 hours per night)and long sleepers(more than 8 hours per night) were 45% more likely to suffer from metabolic syndrome than those who slept an average amount(7-8 hours) per night. The results suggest that sleeping too little or too much may increase ones risk of metabolic syndrome, a set of medical conditions (high blood pressure, high cholesterol and abdominal obesity) that may cause cardiovascular disease and Diabetes.

SLEEP vol 32(7) – wed July 01, 2009

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