Dr.Kathy Johnson, PhD, CMC
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh put together a study to survey 800 people between the ages of 45 and 74 to monitor the quality of their sleep.
After three years of research, they concluded that “people who reported snoring loudly were more than twice as likely as quiet sleepers to have metabolic syndrome — a cluster of risk factors for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke that includes high blood pressure, high blood sugar, low “good” cholesterol, high triglycerides, and excess belly fat.”
Jordan Josephson, M.D., an ear, nose, and throat specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital, told Health.com that sleep problems are “…Bad for the heart, bad for diabetes, and they lead to heart attacks and stroke. … It’s going to shorten your life.”
Have trouble sleeping? Read 7 tips to get a better night’s sleep by Health.com here!