Scientists managed to establish that irregular sleep duration affects metabolic processes.
Experts at Harvard Medical school together with colleagues from the Women’s hospital and hospital of Brigham found that irregular sleep duration adversely affects the metabolism and leads to disorders. Ultimately, this affects the weight, pressure, cholesterol and sugar.
In the experiments of American scientists took part more than 2 thousand people. Seven days they tracked the sleep mode. All the participants went to bed at about 23:40, the average duration of their sleep was 7 hours and 15 minutes. However, two-thirds of the participants broke the mode for about an hour in duration, and 45 percent have shifted the time to fall asleep for an hour.
The researchers then analyzed the data obtained. It turned out that 35 percent of participants had metabolic syndrome. All these people had one thing in common: during the experiment, they had irregular sleep. Most of the increased risk of metabolic syndrome in people whose sleep duration or sleep time shifted for a period of 30 minutes. Such people are prone to obesity, problems with blood sugar and cholesterol as well as blood pressure disorders.
The results obtained have been associated with the biological clock that get because of sleep disorders. The experts intend to conduct a longer study of this problem in which will take into account various external factors affecting the increase risk of metabolic syndrome.
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