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This Bedtime Habit is KILLING You

It’s easy to stay up late.

We get distracted watching a movie… or playing with our smartphones… and the hours just tick by. 

“What harm can it do?!” you ask yourself. “I’ll sleep when I’m dead!” 

Well, you might end up dead a lot sooner than you’d like.

A shocking new study has proven just how deadly poor sleep can be. 

And it’s MUCH worse than we ever knew. 

According to brand-new research,men who sleep five hours or fewer every night have DOUBLE the risk of developing major heart issues in their Golden Years.

The study, from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, studied more than 800 participants for 21 years.

Beginning in 1993, when all subjects were 50 years old, the men were divided into four groups according to their sleep schedule – eight or more hours a night, seven to eight hours, six hours, and five or fewer. 

Over the next two decades, the participants were monitored for heart attacks, strokes, heart failure, and death from cardiovascular events.

The results showed that men who sleep five hours or less per night have higher incidence of high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity.

But that’s not all…

Compared to those getting seven to eight hours of sleep per night, men who slept five or fewer hours were twice as likely to experience a major cardiovascular event by age 71.

That’s a disturbing – and deadly – risk! 

The study author explains: “The magnitude of increased cardiovascular risk associated with insufficient sleep is similar to that of smoking or having diabetes at age 50.”

As bad as smoking or diabetes? This is SERIOUS. 

If you or a loved one isn’t getting the right amount of sleep, try these good bedtime habits:

  • Avoid sugar and sweets at least two hours before bed.
  • Turn off all electronics – including the television – once you’re ready to hit the hay.
  • Cut out caffeine, cigarettes, and alcohol before sleep.
  • Use natural supplements like melatonin to fall… and STAY… asleep. 

Fighting For Your Health,

Susan White
Executive Director, Alliance For Advanced Health