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Better sleep linked with quality of life improvements

14th June 2011

A new study has demonstrated a link between conventional sleeping patterns and improvements in quality of life.

According to a research abstract to be presented at the Sleep 2011 medical conference, data from 10,654 patient records has been analysed to reveal that getting six to nine hours of sleep a night is associated with general health improvements.

Those who reported getting a regular and healthy amount of sleep were more likely to enjoy perfect health and less likely to suffer from depression, with the differences being statistically significant in all comparisons.

It was also shown that those sleeping for less than six hours or more than nine hours a night experienced similar reductions in quality of life.

Dr Charles Bae, a neurologist at the Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center in Ohio, said: "People may already expect that their quality of life could be decreased when they do not get enough sleep, but they may not realise that sleeping too much can also have a negative impact."

Meanwhile, a separate study being presented at Sleep 2011 suggests that loss of sleep in early childhood can increase a person's susceptibility to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-800578115-ADNFCR

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