A study has shown that people over the age of 50 who sleep less than five hours a night may have an increased risk of developing at least two chronic diseases.
According to the report, the study compared people who slept seven hours a night to those who slept five hours or less. People with short sleep durations were 30 percent more likely to develop cancer, diabetes or heart disease over a 25-year period.
Multimorbidity (two or more chronic diseases) is on the rise in high-income countries, with half of older adults suffering from at least two chronic diseases, said lead author of the study published in the journal Plosmedicine, Dr. Severin Sibia. Is.
He said that this matter is proving to be a big problem for public health. As people age, their sleeping habits and patterns change.
However, experts recommend seven to eight hours of sleep as previous studies have linked sleep deprivation or excess to chronic diseases.