Sleep-Deprived Women At Greater Risk For Cardiovascular Disease Than Men

A study published in SLEEP found that sleep-deprived women are at greater risk for developing cardiovascular disease than men. 

The study consisted of 4,300 participants, and women who slept five hours or less displayed an increase in proteins associated with cardiovascular disease.

The lead author of the study stated that, “Short sleep is associated with an increase in cardiovascular risk and that association between sleep duration and cardiovascular risk factors is markedly different in men and women.” 

So, it’s important to get your sleep, especially if you’re a woman.