Sleep linked to heart failure risk: study

Results came even after taking common risk factors into account, researchers say

Healthy sleep patterns are associated with reduced risk of developing heart failure, even after accounting for other risk factors such as hypertension and diabetes, a UK study suggests.

Researchers examined sleep data on 408,802 participants in the UK Biobank study with no history of heart failure at baseline.

Each participant completed questionnaires about chronotype, sleep duration, insomnia, snoring, and excessive daytime sleepiness, and researchers evaluated their sleep on a 5-point scale with top scores indicating the

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