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1, May 23, 2010

Sleep, Health and Longevity

Filed under: Health — admin @ 12:57 am

I read this finding a few weeks ago from BBC news on health. It is a study carried out by UK and Italian researchers.

(1) “people regularly having such little sleep were 12% more likely to die over a 25-year period than those who got an “ideal” six to eight hours.”

(2) There is “an association between sleeping for more than nine hours and early death, although that much sleep may merely be a marker of ill health.”

“And getting improved sleep may not make someone better or live longer, … ‘But having less than five hours a night suggests something is probably not right. Five hours is insufficient for most people and being drowsy in the day increases your risk of having an accident if driving or operating dangerous machinery.'”

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