(HealthDay News) -- When you're not sleeping well, your whole body can suffer -- including your heart.
The Women's Heart Foundation explains how sleep disturbances may affect heart health:
- Increased stress.
- Increased hunger, resulting weight gain.
- Increased risk of stroke, as a possible result of sleep apnea.
- Increased risk of heart disease, as a possible result of sleep apnea.
- High blood pressure, faster heart rate and irregular heartbeat.
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-- Diana Kohnle
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