“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book”– IRISH PROVERB.
March 17, 2023, is World Sleep. This day celebrates the importance of sleep and the urgency of sleep-related concerns. We all know how crucial sleep is to promote healthy growth and development.
During the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session, new research was presented that suggests young people who have a better sleep are less likely to die at an early age.
According to Frank Qian, MD, an internal medicine resident physician at Beth Israel Deaconess, findings emphasize that getting enough sleep is insufficient. An individual must have a restful sleep and should be able to sleep easily without trouble.
Qian and his team and other researchers surveyed 172,321 people. They assessed the participants through different factors that affect quality sleep, such as ideal sleep duration, difficulty falling asleep no more than two times a week, trouble staying asleep no more than two times a week, not using any sleep medication, and feeling well rested after waking up at least five days a week.
Results showed that the participants who experienced all five sleep factors were less likely to die for any reason by 30%. Meanwhile, 21% are less likely to die from cardiovascular disease, 19% less likely to die from cancer, and 40% from other causes.
Qian also expressed that young people’s long-term help and benefit from their sleep hygiene. In addition, their health can also improve if they develop good sleep without distraction.
If you want to read more about the research, you can do so here.
Take this as your sign to get a good night’s sleep. Turn your phone off and snooze away to dreamland.