How insufficient sleep may increase your risk for heart disease

Your sleep affects everything… and everything affects your sleep. More and more, we understand the impact of sleep dysfunction on our health and, in particular, on cardiovascular disease risk and outcomes.

Insufficient sleep is defined as getting six hours or less of shuteye a night. According to the National Sleep Foundation, most adults need seven to nine hours of sleep each night.

There is a very small population of “short sleepers,” who routinely sleep five hours or less over a 24-hour…

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