News-Medical: Sleeping for eight hours or more may increase cardiovascular and mortality risk

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A worldwide study led by Keele University has shown that people who sleep for more than eight hours each night are at a greater risk of mortality and cardiovascular disease than people who sleep for seven hours or less. The study also showed that sleeping for ten hours is associated with a 30% increased risk of dying, compared with sleeping for seven hours. As reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association, lead author Chung Shing Kwok and colleagues studied the link between self-reported sleep duration and quality, cardiovascular outcomes and mortality across 74 studies including more than 3 million people. (August 6, 2018)

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