Lack of sleep

Tuesday June 21, 2011 at 2:39pm

According to The Daily Mail ( 21st June 2011) are you sleep deprived? Join the club. About a quarter of the population regularly misses out on the healthy six to eight hours sleep we need a night, with potentially dangerous effects.  Try Nelsons Night Time Relief 

Not only is sleep deprivation frequently linked to road and industrial accidents (a quarter of road crashes are sleep related), but it’s been shown to raise significantly the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, depression and obesity.

Scientists at the University of Warwick Medical School have reported there is a strong link between acute sleep deprivation and high blood pressure in women — but no such link in men.

So why does sleep deprivation have so much more of an effect on women?

‘Numerous studies now show that short and poor quality sleep, over a protracted period is more likely to make both men and women die earlier than they should,’ says Francesco Cappuccio, professor of cardiovascular medicine and epidemiology at Warwick Medical School.

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