Healthy SLEEP pattern

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Healthy SLEEP pattern

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American college of Cardiology
News · March 15, 2023

ACC: Healthy Sleep Pattern Cuts Risk for Premature Death
Healthy pattern includes seven to eight hours of sleep nightly and sleeping through the night without sleep medications

TUESDAY, March 14, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy sleep pattern is associated with a lower risk for premature mortality and higher life expectancy among U.S. adults, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology, held from March 4 to 6 in New Orleans.

Frank Qian, M.D., from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and colleagues used data from the National Health Interview Survey (1997 to 2018) with linkage to the National Death Index records (through 2019) to examine the association between individual and combined sleep factors and all-cause and cause-specific mortality.
A low-risk sleep pattern was defined as sleep duration of seven to eight hours/day, difficulty falling asleep two or fewer times/week, trouble staying asleep two or fewer times/week, no sleep medication use, and waking feeling rested five or more days/week. The analysis included data from 172,321 participants.

The researchers found that for participants with five versus one or fewer low-risk sleep factors, there was a lower risk for all-cause mortality (hazard ratio [HR], 0.70), cardiovascular disease mortality (HR, 0.86), cancer mortality (HR, 0.81), and noncardiovascular, noncancer mortality (HR, 0.60). Suboptimal sleep patterns accounted for an estimated 7.9 percent of the population attributable risk from all-cause mortality. Compared with those with one or fewer low-risk sleep factors, life expectancy for individuals 30 years of age with all five low-risk sleep factors was 4.7 and 2.4 years greater for men and women, respectively.

"I think these findings emphasize that just getting enough hours of sleep isn't sufficient," Qian said in a statement. "You really have to have restful sleep."

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This is an important and interesting observation from the group. It would be useful to find a good article which directs you in the right path to find the right Consultant and department to investigate and advise you on tackling your problem if you think that your sleep pattern is not quite right.
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