Study: Less than 6 hours of sleep could be deadly for some
People who had high blood pressure or diabetes and slept less than six hours had twice the increased risk of dying from heart disease or stroke, showed the findings published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
People who had heart disease or stroke and slept less than six hours had three times the increased risk of dying from cancer. The increased risk of early death for people with high blood pressure or diabetes was negligible if they slept for more than six hours, the research showed.
"Short sleep duration should be included as a useful risk factor to predict the long-term outcomes of people with these health conditions and as a target of primary and specialised clinical practices," Fernandez-Mendoza said.