Science clearly shows that getting too little, too much, or poor-quality sleep is bad for your heart. A new study led by Freda Patterson (Behavioral Health and Nutrition) suggests the timing of your nightly slumber may also influence your cardiovascular health, and night owls might want to think hard about changing their habits.

People who slept an adequate amount — seven to eight hours a night — are less likely to smoke, more likely to eat more fruits and veggies, and more physically active than those who slept six or fewer hours, according to this study that surveyed some 430,000 adults age 40 to 69. Read the full article on Men’s Journal.

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