Dec 07

This Risk If Sleep Only 3 Hours At The Night

sleepIn the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, researchers in Germany exposed the existence of a close relationship between lack of sleep with high blood disease that ended with a sudden heart attack.

They noted, employees with working hours 24 hours such as medical officers and emergency services personnel, are significantly more likely to suffer a heart attack, because of the sudden increase in blood pressure and heart rate.

“For the first time, we suggest that lack of sleep, although only one night, can lead to a significant increase in contractility, blood pressure, and heart rate,” said study author Dr. Daniel Kuetting of the University of Bonn.

For this research, Dr. Kuetting and colleagues recruited 20 healthy radiologists, including 19 men and one woman, with an average age of 31.6 years. Each research participants undergo cardiovascular MRI scans, before and after working overtime. The average worker has only three hours of sleep.

The researchers also collected blood and urine samples from participants and measure the blood pressure and heart rate.

After experiencing sleep deprivation only once, the volunteers showed a significant increase in blood pressure and heart rate.

In addition, the participants also experienced a significant increase in the level of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), thyroid hormones FT3 and FT4, and cortisol are released by the body in response to stress.

“This study was designed to investigate the real life that relates to the work that makes someone less sleep,” said Dr. Kuetting.