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Get at Least 5 Hours of Sleep Each Night for Better Health

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Get at Least 5 Hours of Sleep Each Night for Better Health

Sleep is one of those things that we all know we need to get more of to feel better, perform at our highest level, and support our health, but actually getting a full night’s sleep can be difficult for many people. New research published in PLOS Medicine looked at sleep duration in men and women between 50-70 years old. The researchers “examined the relationship between how long each participant slept for, mortality and whether they had been diagnosed with two or more chronic diseases (multimorbidity) – such as heart disease, cancer or diabetes – over the course of 25 years.” They found that the participants “who reported getting five hours of sleep or less at age 50 were 20% more likely to have been diagnosed with a chronic disease and 40% more likely to be diagnosed with two or more chronic diseases over 25 years, compared to people who slept for up to seven hours.” Additionally, getting less than 5 hours of sleep between the ages of 50-70 “was linked to a 30% to 40% increased risk of multimorbidity when compared with those who slept for up to seven hours.”

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Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.
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