A new study is showing how important sleep is when it comes to heart health.
And it isn’t just how long you sleep that matters.
The study shows that quality of sleep plays a key role, too. Both factors can significantly influence the heart, as well as overall health outcomes.
“Getting a good night’s sleep every night is vital to cardiovascular health. Adults should aim for an average of 7-9 hours, and babies and kids need more depending on their age,” says Dr. Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Eileen M. Foell Professor of Heart Research and professor of preventive medicine, medicine and pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, in a statement. Lloyd-Jones is also a past volunteer president of the American Heart Association.
Read more about the study here.
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