Many teens have difficulty sleeping or experience various problems in sleeping, including waking up frequently at night, bad dreams and early waking. Researchers looked into the effects of these sleep disturbances and found that these problems may be increase their risk for health problems later in life. The study, which was published recently in Canadian Medical Association Journal, links sleep disturbances with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease as evidenced by the high incidence of high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure and increased body mass index (BMI) in adolescents who sleep poorly. Together with her colleagues, lead author Dr. Indra […]Continue reading Poor Sleep Increases Risk of Heart Disease in Adolescents
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