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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.
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.