For Seniors, the Right Amount of Sleep Can Be Life Saving

According to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity have been linked to too little or too much sleep for adults 45 or older. The center finds that seven to nine hours of sleep each night is the optimal length. The study followed the sleep habits of 54,000 adults in 14 states, and found that those sleeping in the optimal length experienced far fewer incidents of these chronic issues than those who slept for longer or shorter periods. More here

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