There’s no denying the health benefits of sleep, especially for your heart.
Research suggests that your heart requires a steady schedule of sleep, and sleeping less than what’s recommended can put your heart at risk. A recent study by the American Heart Association suggests that inconsistent sleep may lead to high blood pressure and coronary artery disease, among other heart issues.
The relationship between your heart and sleep is a two-way street. Bad sleep hurts your heart, but an unhealthy heart also has an effect on your sleep. People with insomnia are 17% more likely to have heart failure. However, this fact can be confusing since insomnia can be both a symptom and a cause of heart issues.