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Get­ting less than six or more than eight hours of shut-eye per night could lead to hard­en­ing and nar­row­ing of the ar­ter­ies, researchers from Madrid have found. The study tracked the sleep pat­terns of nearly 4,000 healthy mid­dleaged adults us­ing waist­band ac­tiv­ity mon­i­tors, and then as­sessed the de­gree of ath­er­o­scle­ro­sis, or hard­en­ing of the ar­ter­ies, in their necks and legs. Very short sleep­ers had sig­nif­i­cantly higher de­grees of hard­en­ing while very long sleep­ers had more sec­tions af­fected by hard­en­ing.

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