Short-term sleep may cause health hazard

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New Delhi: According to a study, not sleeping enough due to hectic work schedule may cause serious health problems and can affect your heart function.

The people who work in hospitals and emergency sections are assigned duty during night as well and this disturbs the sleep resulting in various health diseases.

A study author Daniel Kuetting from University of Bonn in Germany went on to say that: “For the first time, we have shown that short-term sleep deprivation in the context of 24-hour shifts can lead to a significant increase in cardiac contractility, blood pressure and heart rate.”

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As people continue to work longer hours or work at more than one job to make ends meet, it is critical to investigate the detrimental effects of too much work and not enough sleep.

The results of this pilot study are transferable to other professions in which long periods of uninterrupted labour are common, Kuetting said.

Daniel further said: “These findings may help us better understand how workload and shift duration affect public health.”

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The findings were presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago.