A new study points out that those who sleep little can contract serious diseases if they do not carry out this simple remedy. The study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine highlighted the risks of mortality and all the causes related to poor sleep. Furthermore, he highlighted how physical activity has a positive influence on sleep to the point of significantly improving the quality of life.
Those who sleep little can contract serious diseases if they do not carry out this simple remedy
The study involved 380,000 middle-aged men and women. The research went on for a long time and the participants completed interviews, physical measurements and questionnaires. This made it possible to determine their health conditions and physical activity levels with the influence on sleep.
People with a medical history indicating cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea, cancer, or class 3 obesity were excluded from the study.
The study classified according to WHO guidelines the categories of physical activity:
a) 1,200 minutes per week or more, considered “high level”;
b) from 600 to less than 1,200 minutes per week, considered “medium level”;
c) from 0 to less than 600 minutes per week, considered “low level”.
The negative effects of little sleep
Researchers have associated poor sleep with the potential for cardiovascular disease, stroke, coronary heart disease and all types of cancer. These, according to the researchers, are the common problems associated with poor sleep and minimal physical activity, compared to those who had carried out high physical activity.
The study shows that younger people, women, thin people, consumed more fruits and vegetables. They also spent fewer days sitting and had no mental health problems. They did not smoke, drank little alcohol, and engaged in active physical activity. These people’s sleep scores were high and their quality of life improved.
Therefore, those with sleep problems should try to improve nutrition and exercise.
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