Category Archives: Sleep

Sleep: A to Zzzzzzzzzz

Take a look at the results from the Heart Scan Blog’s most recent reader poll (399 respondents): How many hours do you sleep per night (on average)? 9 or more hours per night 15 (3.7%) 8-9 hours per night 72 … Continue reading

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Does staying up late make you fat?

Lack of sleep makes you crabby. But can staying up late make you fat? Or diabetic? Or increase heart disease risk? Can forcing your body to ignore its evolutionarily-programmed day-night/sleep-wakefulness cycle also distort health, even when sleep is adequate? Yet … Continue reading

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Sleep for heart health

Sleep is a fascinating phenomenon. Virtually all animals, certainly all mammals, sleep. While the form and shape of sleep can vary, sleeping is a universal phenomenon. Even fish sleep, though their eyes remain open. Sleep disorders like sleep apnea (“apnea” … Continue reading

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