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Too little sleep may raise risk of death in people with cluster of heart disease risk factors
Sleeping less than six hours was associated with higher risk of death in people with metabolic syndrome, a cluster of several heart disease and diabetes risk factors. This effect was particularly strong in those with elevated blood pressure or poor glucose metabolism.
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The brain starts to eat itself after chronic sleep deprivation
Sleep loss in mice sends the brain’s immune cells into overdrive. This might be helpful in the short term, but could increase the risk of dementia in the long run
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Aging isn’t killing us, lack of sleep is

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Aging isn’t killing us, lack of sleep is
In news that will come as no surprise to anyone over the age of 30, new research has found it gets harder to sleep as we get older.
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