A recent but lengthy study by US scientists has found that changes in sleep duration and timing by middle and older people increase their chances of developing fatty disease in the arteries, including heart disease.
According to research, changing sleep times and duration for two hours a week by middle- and middle-aged people increases their chances of developing atherosclerosis.
Atherosclerosis, although not a disease, is a serious problem that causes other dangerous diseases, including heart disease and stroke.
In atherosclerosis, the arteries of a person become greasy, due to which the arteries are not able to transmit blood properly to different parts of the body and usually in the above condition, blood is not transmitted properly to the internal organs within the boundaries of the heart, neck, brain and chest, which sometimes leads to sudden death.
According to the research published in the medical journal Jaha, American experts studied 2030 people to find out the change in sleep duration and timing with atherosclerosis.
During the study, the experts tied a bandage in the hands of all the volunteers, which monitored their sleep duration, times and breathing, heart rate and blood pressure during sleep.
Half of the volunteers in the study were women, aged between 45 and 84, and the average age of the volunteers was 69 years.
After the research, the experts came to the conclusions after checking the changes during sleep in all the volunteers, including their sleep duration and times.
The results showed that changes in sleep duration and timing were directly related to atherosclerosis.
Experts noted that people who changed sleep times for up to two hours a week had a clear chance of developing atherosclerosis.
Similarly, people who changed the duration and timing of sleep by one and a half hours a week were also likely to increase atherosclerosis.
According to experts, changing the duration and timing of sleep for half an hour a week does not increase the chances of atherosclerosis.
The experts also called for more research to find a link between sleep duration and time with atherosclerosis, heart disease and stroke.
Previous research has proved that lack of sleep increases the risk of serious diseases like blood pressure and diabetes.