Multiple diseases: risk for those who sleep less than 5 hours


The researchers analyzed the impact of sleep duration on the health of over 7,000 men and women aged 50, 60 and 70. The associations between how long each participant slept, mortality, and chronic disease diagnoses over the course of 25 years were studied. People who said they slept 5 hours or less by age 50 had a 20 percent risk of being diagnosed with a chronic disease. Additionally, they were 40 percent more likely to be diagnosed with two or more chronic diseases over a 25-year period. A comparison was made with people who slept up to seven hours. What’s more, sleeping for five hours or less in your 50s, 60s, and 70s increases your risk of multimorbidity from 30% to 40%. Compared to those who slept up to seven hours.


In people aged 50, sleep duration of five hours or less was associated with a 25 percent increased risk of mortality . The explanation is due to the fact that the short duration of sleep increases the onset of chronic diseases which raise the risk of death. The tricks to have a better night’s sleep is to have a dark and silent bedroom, an ideal room temperature. Remove electronic devices and avoid large meals at dinner. During the day, do physical activity and expose yourself to sunlight. Resting well and at the recommended hours helps our body perform better physically and psychologically. One way to reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease. 

  • Less than five hours’ sleep a night linked to higher risk of multiple diseases (


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