Getting few hours of sleep may raise cardiometabolic risk factors

11/6/2013 | Reuters

Sleeping less than five hours each night was associated with a twofold increased risk of high blood pressure and cholesterol levels as well as a greater likelihood of diabetes and obesity, a study in the journal Sleep Medicine showed. Very short sleep was most prevalent among blacks compared with other racial groups, and it appeared to have a strong link to obesity in that group. "Lack of sleep limits your body's ability to keep itself healthy, increasing risk for disease, which puts stress on the body, making sleep harder," lead researcher Michael A. Grandner said.

View Full Article in:


Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Sr. Medical Device Reimbursement Specialist - Regional
Fort Worth , TX
Assistant General Counsel/Senior Corporate Counsel - Healthcare Law Group
94080, CA
Clinical Trials Agreements Specialist (209955)
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc.
Rockville, MD
Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.
Newark, CA
Catheter Engineer
ASAHI INTECC, Orange County CA R&D Center
Santa Ana, CA