Feb. 24, 2023 — Irregular sleep, such as sleeping for an inconsistent number of hours each night or falling asleep at different times, may increase the risk of developing atherosclerosis, or the hardening of the arteries, among adults over age 45, a new study suggests.

In particular, a variation in sleep duration of more than 2 hours per night in the same week was tied to the development of hardened arteries.

“Poor sleep is linked with several cardiovascular conditions, including heart disease, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes,” says study author Kelsie Full, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.



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