Sleep plays a crucial role in helping you stay healthy and have a healthy heart. According to researchers, people who sleep less than 6 hours per night have 20% higher risks of a heart attack than those who sleep 6 – 9 hours per night. Also, the ones who sleep more than 9 hours have a 34% higher risk of heart attacks.
This means one should have a balanced sleep between 6 to 9 hours. According to Doctor Integralist Biprajit Parbat, each person should sleep at least 6 – 8 hours per night. Sleeping less than that can take a toll on a person’s heart. Sleeping 6–9 hours per night can reduce first heart attack risk by 18%.
Also, only having a sleep duration is not just enough; one should try to optimize sleep patterns as well. A person should have a routine, and he/she should follow it religiously. For instance, if you sleep at 10, you should try to sleep at 10 pm daily. It is imperative to have a routine and follow it to have a healthy and fit heart. Sometimes, like once or twice in a month, it’s okay to sleep late. But making sleeping late your habit is not good for your heart.
People who have good sleep patterns maintain their heart health quite well throughout their lives compared to those who have no sleeping time. Besides, there are numerous other benefits of optimizing sleep patterns, like healthy skin, healthy body, reduced stress, anxiety, etc.
So folks, take this advice and start sleeping to have a fit heart and a healthy life.