Navigation Links
Poor Sleep, Hypertension a Dangerous Combination
Date:11/10/2008

Elderly who don't get 7.5 hours of shut-eye a night at higher death risk, study suggests

MONDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Getting less than 7.5 hours of sleep a night may increase the risk of heart disease in elderly people with high blood pressure, say Japanese researchers.

They tracked the sleep of 1,255 people, average age 70.4 years, and followed their health for about 50 months. During the follow-up, there were 99 cardiovascular disease events such as stroke, heart attack and sudden cardiac death.

People who slept less than 7.5 hours a night had the highest risk, the team reports in the Nov. 10 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

"The incidence of cardiovascular disease was 2.4 per 100 person-years in subjects with less than 7.5 hours of sleep and 1.8 per 100 person-years in subjects with longer sleep duration," wrote Dr. Kazuo Eguchi, of Jichi Medical University in Tochigi, and colleagues.

They also found that participants with shorter sleep duration plus an overnight increase in blood pressure had a higher incidence of heart disease than those who slept longer and had no overnight increase in blood pressure. However, the incidence of cardiovascular disease in patients who had more sleep compared to those who had less sleep was similar in those who didn't experience an overnight increase in blood pressure.

"In conclusion, shorter duration of sleep is a predictor of incident cardiovascular disease in elderly individuals with hypertension," particularly when it occurs with elevated night-time blood pressure, the researchers concluded. "Physicians should inquire about sleep duration in the risk assessment of patients with hypertension."

"Reflecting changing lifestyles, people are getting less sleep in modern societies," they added. Adequate sleep is essential for preventing health problems such as obesity and diabetes, as well as several risk factors for cardiovascular disease, they said.

More information

The National Sleep Foundation explains how much sleep you need.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: JAMA/Archives journals, news release, Nov. 10, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Loss of sleep, even for a single night, increases inflammation in the body
2. Findings on bladder-brain link may point to better treatments for problems in sleep, attention
3. Sleep, baby, sleep: parents behavior has direct impact on children’s slumber
4. Diabetes, Hypertension Hasten Death in Alzheimers Patients
5. Viagra Bulk Effectively Cures Children with PAH (Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension)
6. Women at Higher Risk for Pulmonary Hypertension
7. Cialis May Help Ease Pulmonary Hypertension
8. Penn researchers use honeybee venom toxin to develop a new tool for studying hypertension
9. New Molecular Trigger Described for Hypertension, Diabetes
10. New online care for hypertension gets results
11. CardioDynamics Announces Significant ICG Study with Nearly Three Times the National Average Blood Pressure Control Rates at the American Society for Hypertension Annual Scientific Meeting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Poor Sleep, Hypertension a Dangerous Combination
(Date:5/27/2016)... Newark, NJ (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... been named as YWCA Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) 2016 honorees. The ... to their workplace. For this year, Geri Boone, Director of the MLTSS (Managed Long-Term ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... NY (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 , ... An ... returns for a third time to shed lights on the variety of topics detailing ... inspirational stories, “Nurse Appreciation” tackles why this career has gone from being in a ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... , ... May 27, 2016 , ... This campaign aims ... stroke, which we as a society can control and change. , As nearly 795,000 ... every 40 seconds within the United States. Plus, with an estimated 129,000 of these ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... In response to meager public ... unaware of the plight of aphasia. In collaboration with the American Aphasia Association, ... , The link between stroke and aphasia is relatively unknown, but through collaboration ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... May 27, ... ... health care world, this installment is bolstered by inspiring human interest stories, courtesy ... to the developing trends and tech within the industry, from leading advocates and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/26/2016)... 2016   Change Healthcare , a ... solutions and technology-enabled services designed to enable ... a strategic channel partnership with SourceMed, the ... and revenue cycle management services that empower ... clinics to optimize revenue, operational efficiency and ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... HILDEN , Germany and ... QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN ; Frankfurt ... into a licensing and co-development agreement with Therawis Diagnostics GmbH ... project will be to develop and market PITX2 as a ... and other high-risk breast cancer patients. "We are ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25, 2016  Granger Diagnostics today announced ... for wounds and infections. This test ensures discovery ... select viruses. The test requires only a simple swab ... David G. Bostwick , MD, Chief ... facilitate wound healing: "We are excited to make ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: