Experts in European cardiologists have identified optimal sleep times for a person, from 6 to 8 hours a day, a positive statement from the organization.
The author of the research, Dr. Epamainond Fount, says that even the highly advanced medicine at the moment is not yet fully aware of the effect of sleep on the cardiovascular system.
During the research, the researchers studied the relationship between sleep duration and development of cardiovascular diseases. Eleven studies – more than a million people who have not previously been exposed to cardiovascular disease – have been analyzed. Subsequently, patients were divided into three groups, one of whom slept more than 8 hours a day, and the other less than six. In the third, the standard mode lasted from six to eight hours.
Researchers have discovered that if you sleep less than 6 hours a day, ischemic heart disease and stroke risk increase by 11% and you sleep more than 8 hours – even 33%.
The duration of the study is about 10 years. So in the medium term it is risky for a person to sleep for less or more than 6-8 hours for a longer period of time.
The author of the study pointed out that short-term sleep disturbances probably do not have a significant impact on health, but the data collected during the study "show with sufficient certainty" that perspiration should be avoided.
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