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Lack of sleep hits women’s health hard

Jonathan Warren

22.06.2011

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Jonathan Warren
80612239While lack of sleep can lead to grumpiness and a lack of concentration for all, it would seem that missing out on shuteye can have even more of an impact on women than it does on men. According to an article in the Daily Mail, new research from the University of Warwick Medical School shows there is a correlation between sleep deprivation and high blood pressure levels in women, while no such relationship has been established in men. The research found women who have less than five hours sleep on a regular basis have higher blood pressure than women who sleep for seven hours each night, while blood pressure levels in men stayed stable whichever sleep bracket they fell into. Francesco Cappuccio, professor of cardiovascular medicine and epidemiology at Warwick Medical School, said: “Numerous studies now show that short and poor quality sleep, over a protracted period, is more likely to make both men and women die earlier than they should. “However, we have spotted important gender differences — particularly in the incidence of high blood pressure.”

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