Bhubaneswar: Limiting the hours of sleep results in several health problems. When the body does not get enough sleep it poses a serious threat to heart and increases the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and coronary heart disease.
A study published in the journal Experimental Physiology people who sleep less than seven hours per night have lower blood levels which of three physiological regulators, or microRNAs, which influence gene expression and play a key role in maintaining vascular health.
For the study, the research team took blood samples from a a small group of healthy men and women, age 44 to 62, who had filled out questionnaires about their sleep habits.
While half of the participants slept seven to 8.5 hours nightly, the other half slept five to 6.8 hours every night.
The study revealed that people with insufficient sleep had 40 to 60 per cent lower circulating levels of miR-125A, miR-126, and miR-146a then those who slept enough.