Bedtime to avoid the risk of stroke and heart attack

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A new study by the British Heart Foundation has determined the perfect bedtime to avoid stroke, heart disease. Accordingly, the time to go to bed from 22 to 23 hours is ideal.

After hard working hours, people tend to go to bed later. People who slept too early or too late had a 25% higher risk of heart disease or stroke.

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Bedtime to avoid the risk of stroke and heart attack

While you rest, your body “repairs” cells in your brain, muscles, and other organs.

Dr David Plans said: ‘Over millions of years, we have evolved to be daytime creatures and perform ‘cleaning’ jobs at night. Failure to do so leads to inflammation and impaired glucose control. Those are the risks for heart disease.”

“Humans are really complicated but also very simple. We have to sleep at night and wake up during the day. That seems to be very important for heart health.”

The study, published in the European journal Cardiology – Digital Health, involved more than 88,000 people aged 43 to 79 years old.

Scientists measured people’s bedtime with a wrist-worn device and examined six years of medical records.

People who regularly slept before 10 p.m. or after midnight had an approximately 25% higher risk of heart disease or stroke. This index fell to 12% in those who slept between 11pm and 0am.

Doctors recommend that adults get 6 to 9 hours of sleep each night, trying to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day.

Regina Giblin, senior nurse at the British Heart Foundation, said: “Getting enough sleep is important for general health and heart health in particular. But sleep is not the only factor, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is also important.”