Numbers Don't Lie

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Lack of sleep can lead to high blood pressure

People who get less than 6 hours of sleep are 60% more likely to get high blood pressure, a recent study show. The pattern starts at age 32 but stops at age 60, possibly because people with high blood pressure and other risk factors die out by that age(60).
According to James E. Gangwisch, the lead author of the study offer following explanation for above observation:
1) sleep deprivation overworks your heart;
2) lack of sleep changes your insulin sensitivity and appetite, thereby making you fat;
3) not enough sleep makes you cranky, gloomy, and impatient, thereby ruining your health habits.



Blogger Sicilian said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh I am destined for high blood pressure. . . . not only am I sleep deprived, but every one of my younger brothers has high blood pressure

2:34 AM

Blogger Editor said...

I knew there was a reason why I was having so much trouble getting this weight off of me after having 3 kids in a row and nobody lets me get 8 hours sleep. I get 5 or 6 if I'm lucky.

Also explains my high blood pressure which only showed up after my first child and hasn't left since.

6:29 AM


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