Hours Of Sleep Per Night (Female)

Evaluating Risk Factors: Lack Of Sleep

Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as hours of sleep per night (female) — that affect you.   Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.

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In the Sleep-Related Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about hours of sleep per night (female):
Sleep. On average, how many hours of sleep do you get each night?
Possible responses:
→ Under 6 hours / much less than I should
→ 6-7 hours / less than I should
→ 7-9 hours / don't know
→ 9-10 hours / more than necessary
→ Over 10 hours / much more than necessary

The Diagnostic Process

Based on your response to this question, which may indicate sleeping less than necessary, getting sufficient sleep or sleeping more than necessary, The Analyst™ will use differential diagnosis to consider possibilities such as:
Cancer, General

An Australian study of 230,000 subjects reported in 2016 that prolonged sleep – especially when combined with a sedentary lifestyle – increases risk of premature death from diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer by up to 300%.

Coronary Disease / Heart Attack

A study reported in May, 2017 found that those with cardiac risk factors who slept under six hours a night are 2.1 times more likely to die of heart disease.

Diabetes Type II

An Australian study of 230,000 subjects reported in 2016 that prolonged sleep – especially when combined with a sedentary lifestyle – increases risk of premature death from diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer by up to 300%.

Lack of Sleep

Even if you sleep more hours than are necessary, poor quality of sleep can still mean that you are not getting enough.

Stroke

Getting less than 6 hours of sleep each night increases the risk of early death from stroke.  Several large studies involving hundreds of thousands of people have found that sleeping too much (or too little) increases risk of stroke dramatically.  Sleeping 7-8 hours a night and exercising for 30-60 minutes 3 to 6 times per week appears to be optimal for preventing stroke.

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