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Does Your Heart Need Sleep? You Bet It Does
Heart Health Benefits From Good Sleep
If you find yourself hitting snooze more often than not, let the sound of that merciless alarm be a warning that you aren’t getting enough sleep. It’s not just about feeling rested – it’s a matter of the heart. Getting less sleep than recommended on a regular basis could spell future heart disease or even death.
Mechanism could link sleep apnea to heart disease
A mechanism tying heart disease to sleep apnea?
It’s far from a silent killer.
For decades, obstructed sleep apnea—colloquially known as snoring—has been associated with heart disease, while its mechanism has remained a mystery.
But a new Columbia University Medical Center study published earlier this month in Science Translational Medicine suggests both a mechanism tying heart disease to sleep apnea and a potential treatment to reduce the risk of heart disease.