Sleep Cycle and Lifespan

July 15, 2015

A recent study was conducted using data from a 38 year period.  CRP (a marker for inflammation) was measured as a comparison in people who slept well and had insomnia.  The study authors report that: “In a population-based cohort, persistent, and not intermittent, insomnia was associated with increased risk for all-cause and cardiopulmonary mortality and was associated with a steeper increase in inflammation.”

Here is the link to the entire article:

Short Sleep Shortens Lifespan

As always,

Be well,

Diane Silverman R.Ph.
Ask The Pharmacist Group, LLC

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