Archive for August 2013

More on benefits of sleep

Success winner woman Remember my post on benefits of sleep in April! A new study adds further weight by showing how a good night’s sleep increases the cardiovascular benefits of a healthy lifestyle saying that “a good night’s sleep can increase the benefit of exercise, healthy diet, moderate alcohol consumption and non-smoking in their protection against cardiovascular disease (CVD)”. Short sleep duration has been associated with a higher incidence of obesity, hypertension and with higher levels of blood pressure, total cholesterol, haemoglobin A, and triglycerides, effects which are “consistent with the hypothesis that short sleep duration is directly associated with CVD risk”.

Read more about the new study here!