Heart attack risk higher in those who sleep too little or too much

On September 4, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

The right amount of sleep is protective of heart health. This was the conclusion of new research that found sleep duration can influence a person’s risk of heart attack, regardless of other heart risk factors, including genetic ones. New research tracks sleep duration and a person’s risk of a heart…

Study links insomnia genes to heart disease, stroke risk

On August 23, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Scientists used data from more than 1.6 million people to link insomnia genes to a higher risk of heart disease and stroke but not atrial fibrillation. Does insomnia contribute to heart disease, or is heart disease a contributing factor for insomnia? Heart disease is the leading cause of death in…

Snoring can worsen heart function, especially in women

On December 2, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Both snoring and obstructive sleep apnea could lead to earlier impairment of cardiac function in women, according to a new study. A recent study unlocks the health issues linked to snoring. “Snoring” refers to a sleeping pattern in which a person breathes while emitting a snorting or grunting sound. The…

Why a regular bedtime may benefit your heart and metabolism

On September 24, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

New research — which is now published in the journal Scientific Reports — examines and highlights the importance of regular bedtimes for optimal heart and metabolic health. Going to bed at the same time each night may keep both your heart and metabolism healthy. The cardiometabolic health risks linked to…

Insomnia associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke

On April 4, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Insomnia is associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke, according to research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. “Sleep is important for biological recovery and takes around a third of our lifetime, but in modern society more and more people complain of insomnia,”…

Poor sleep may increase risk for irregular heart rhythms

On November 15, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Poor sleep – even if you don’t have sleep apnea – may be linked to higher risks of developing an irregular heartbeat. In addition, getting less rapid-eye movement (REM) sleep may also be linked to higher atrial fibrillation risks. Disruptions in sleep may be raising your risks…

Heart disease: Could sleep disorders play a role?

On September 20, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Getting the right amount of sleep is crucial to a person’s ability to function properly, and sleeping too little or too much has many health consequences. A scientific statement from the American Heart Association asks the question: could sleep disorders be linked to factors that increase the risk of…

Hard-to-treat hypertension may jeopardize sleep apnea patients' heart health

In a study of patients with hypertension, those with resistant hypertension – meaning that their blood pressure remained elevated despite concurrent use of three antihypertensive agents of different classes – had a higher rate of sleep apnea (9.6%) than those without resistant hypertension (7.2%). Resistant hypertensive patients with sleep…

Sleep disorders may predict heart events after angioplasty

On June 16, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

People who have had procedures to open blocked heart arteries after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may have a higher risk of death, heart failure, heart attack and stroke if they have sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, compared to those who don’t. The presence of sleep disorders in ACS…

Insufficient sleep cycle – especially for shift workers – may increase heart disease risk

The body’s involuntary processes may malfunction in shift workers and other chronically sleep-deprived people, and may lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension Insufficient sleep and circadian rhythm (approximately 24-hour) disturbances both have been associated…