The key to a happy heart might just be more sleep

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The key to a happy heart might just be more sleep

This is the first research to show that sleeping six to nine hours a night can protect against heart disease

Senior features writer

Want to live longer? Sleep more, but not too much.

You may be fit, a healthy weight and a non-smoker with a low genetic risk of heart disease, but if you are sleep deprived – or sleeping excessively – you increase your chance of having a heart attack, a new study (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0735109719359492?via%3Dihub) of nearly half a million people shows.

This is the first research to demonstrate that sleeping six to nine hours a night can protect against heart disease...

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