A new study has found a strong correlation between getting enough sleep and the reduction of chronic conditions in individuals. Researchers analyzed data collected from over 200,000 participants to determine the connection between sleep and chronic conditions.
The study found that people who regularly get enough sleep had a significantly lower risk of developing conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. Participants who reported getting less than the recommended 7 hours of sleep per night were more likely to have elevated blood pressure, higher BMI, and higher fasting glucose levels.
Experts believe that quality sleep helps regulate the body’s metabolic and immune functions, which can contribute to lower risks of developing chronic conditions. However, the study is not conclusive and more research is needed to establish the direct mechanisms of how sleep affects these conditions.
Despite this, experts recommend getting enough sleep as one of the preventative measures to reduce the risks of chronic conditions.