Post Menopausal Women Need More Sleep

EmaxHealth Health News

By Denise Reynolds RD for eMaxHealth.com

Lack of sleep may seem like just an annoyance that makes you tired and cranky, but chronically inadequate sleep time does carry several health risks. A new study finds this particularly distressing for older women – lack of sleep appears to increase the risk of more severe breast cancer.

It is estimated that 50 to 70 million adults in the United States have chronic sleep difficulties. Sleep deprivation can lead to accidents, impaired attention and memory, and depression. Lack of sleep also increases the risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, and obesity.

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