News | Cardiac Diagnostics | December 06, 2017

Sleep Deprivation Increases Cardiovascular Disease in Older Women

Lack of sleep may cause heart disease in older women. American heart Association, #AHA2017

December 6, 2017 — Older women who do not get enough sleep were more likely to have poor cardiovascular health, according to preliminary research presented at the 2017 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions in November.

In the new study, researchers considered sleeping at least two hours more during the weekend than on the weekday as a sign of being in sleep debt. Among the roughly 21,500 female health professionals between ages of 60 and 84 the research team followed, women who were in sleep debt were more likely to be obese and have hypertension.

When taking into account socioeconomic status and sources of stress, such as negative life events and work-related stress that could also influence cardiovascular health, quality of sleep was still an important factor for good overall cardiovascular health. The results suggest that not getting enough sleep during the week might throw the body off and may increase risk of cardiovascular disease in older women.

The study was presented by Tomas Cabeza De Baca, Ph.D., from the University of California, San Francisco.

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For more information: heart.org

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