/ 10 November 2021

Nothing good happens after 10pm…

Image source: Unsplash
Image source: Unsplash

according to a new UK study that looked at how sleeping habits affect people’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Using the sleep data of more than 88,000 people over an average of 5.7 years, researchers found that going to sleep at 10pm or shortly after that is associated with a lower risk of developing heart disease. Those who fell asleep earlier or later had a higher risk – maybe because they miss important cues that help reset the body’s internal clock each day. That “increases inflammation and can impair glucose regulation, both of which can increase risk of cardiovascular disease,” the lead author says. Nothing was mentioned about the people who always go to sleep too late and get up at 3.30am to work on morning newsletters and podcasts, so we’ll take that as a win…

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