Sleep important to heart health
July 5, 2013 (WLS) -- Newly released research finds a good night's sleep is very important to the health of your heart.
A study of 15,000 men and women found those getting more than seven hours of shut-eye each night are 22 percent less likely to have heart disease.
Getting enough sleep boosts the benefits of other heart-healthy habits, such as exercise, eating right and not smoking.
The research is published in the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology.
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