For some time now, cardiovascular disease has been linked to poor sleep. However a recent study presented at EuroHeart Care, the annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology found greater evidence of a strong correlation. According to a research that was conducted on 657 Russians men between the ages of 25 to 64 years for 14 years, nearly two-thirds of those who experienced a heart attack also had a sleep disorder.
In addition the men who have sleep disorders also have 2.6 times higher risk of myocardial infraction, a heart attack that occurs when the heart muscle dies, and a 1.5 to four times greater risk of stroke.
A research that was conducted in 2014, found a link between increased incidences of suicide in adults and poor sleep, regardless of past history with depression.According to a 10 year study that was conducted by researchers at the Stanford University of Medicine, 420 participants ranging in middle to late adulthood were examined, and out of this group, 20 participants who were suffering from poor sleep unfortunately committed suicide. In other words according to this research those who have difficulty sleeping also have 1.4 times greater risk of committing suicide.
According to this research, white 85 year old males or older, are the most vulnerable to this effect of poor sleep. This research also showed that the health problems and the stress increase with age.
Ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease, as well as Crohn’s Disease can be a product of both sleep deprivation, and excess sleep. According to a research conducted by Massachusetts General Hospital, the right amount of sleep is necessary to curb inflammation responses within the digestive system which often leads to this two diseases.
After studying women enrolled within the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) I since 1976 and NHS II since 1989, researchers found that risks of ulcerative colitis increased as sleep per night decreased to six hours or less. Also researchers found that more than nine hours of sleep are also increasing the risks. Therefore in order to avoid inflammations you need to get the right amount of sleep. In addition to sleep there are also many other factors, such as age, weight, and habits like smoking and drinking, that can affect inflammations.
In a 2013 a study was published within the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. This research found an increased incidence and severity of prostate cancer in patients with sleep issues. A research that followed 2,425 Icelandic men between the ages of 67 and 96 for three to seven years, discovered that the danger of developing prostate cancer rose in 60 percent of men who had trouble falling asleep. In addition this number doubled with men who reported having difficulty staying asleep. In other words those who experienced sleep problems were also more likely to have later stages of prostate cancer.
According to this study melatonin is linked to prostate cancer. Melatonin is a hormone that regulates the sleep. Higher levels of melatonin have been previously founded to suppress tumor growth, while levels of melatonin in those who were exposed to too much artificial light (a known cause of sleep deprivation) were found to have more aggressive tumor growth.
Sources: The Hearty Soul , Medical Daily