Researchers claim getting at least five hours of sleep each night may lower the likelihood of various chronic health issues in people over 50.
Poor sleep may be a symptom of an underlying health condition or perhaps a risk in and of itself, experts claim. There is evidence that sleep aids in recovery, relaxation, and renewal of the body and mind, although it is unknown why the “golden slumber number” may be significant. The UK civil servants’ health and sleep were monitored as part of the PLoS Medicine investigation. They surveyed the roughly 8,000 participants: How much sleep do you get on a typical weeknight? Over a period of 20 years of follow-up, they were examined for chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease: According to the study from University College London and Paris Cité University, experts often advise seven to eight hours.