Sleeping well can help men live almost five years longer and women almost two and a half years longer, according to a study by the American College of Cardiology.
a poor sleep can make people more susceptible to heart and vascular diseases, diabetes, and infectious diseases.
Individuals who follow the ideal sleep pattern are more likely to live longer, concludes Frank Qian, a Harvard Medical School scientist
Five factors that lead to perfect sleep, For an ideal night’s sleep, regularity is more important than sleeping for long hours. The researchers identified five factors that lead to perfect rest:
- Sleeping for seven to eight hours every night.
- Falling asleep easily for at least five nights a week.
- Waking up very little during the night.
- Feeling well-rested at least five times a week after waking up.
- Not using sleep medication.
During sleep, the immune system is restored, and the brain is cleaned up by the body, and waste products are removed, “Poor sleep makes people more susceptible to heart and vascular diseases, diabetes, and infectious diseases.”
The American researchers also drew this conclusion. The study showed that people who meet all five conditions for goo
d and regular sleep have a 21% lower chance of dying from heart and vascular diseases, compared to those who meet zero or one of those conditions. Good sleepers also have a 19% lower chance of succumbing to cancer and even a 40% lower chance of dying from “other causes.”