We all know that eight hours of sleep is important for our health, but can sleep directly affect your heart health?
A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that lack of sleep can, over time, lead to health issues like High Blood Pressure, Type 2 Diabetes, and Obesity.
Irregular Sleep and Heart Health
Over time, sleep deprivation can result in conditions like sleep apnoea and Insomnia, which directly affect your heart health.
Experts recommend the following habits to set a better-sleeping routine:
- Follow a regular sleep schedule. Go to bed and wake up at the same time daily.
- Get enough vitamin D and natural sunlight throughout the day.
- Do enough physical activity throughout the day, but don’t exercise a few hours before bedtime.
- Avoid artificial lights before bedtime. If you are using your phone or computer, make sure you have a blue light filter turned on.
- Don’t eat or drink before bed, especially avoid alcohol and food high in sugar and fat.
- Keep your bedroom dark and quiet at a comfortable temperature to ensure the best possible sleep.
If you are not getting enough sleep or think you are developing a sleep or heart condition, check with your doctor.
About Author: Renu Bakshi, AKA Fitness Buffhq, is an ISSA Certified Elite Trainer. He passed the Personal Fitness Trainer Course, Nutrition Health Coach course & Specialist Exercise Therapy course from ISSA, USA, obtaining + 97% marks. He shares his experience and knowledge about nutrition and effective workouts to get you in the best shape of your life, no matter how old you may be. The author says, “Age is just a number!”
IMPORTANT LEGAL INFO This article is general and for information only because it doesn’t consider your health requirements or existing medical conditions. That means it’s not personalized health advice and shouldn’t be relied upon as if it is. Before making a health-related decision, you should determine if the information is appropriate for your situation and get professional medical advice.