Thursday, December 25, 2008

ABC News: Is Sleeping Good for the Heart?

ABC News: Is Sleeping Good for the Heart?: "Ah, the holidays.
Time to enjoy decorations and presents.
IMAGE: Sleep Loss
Just one extra hour of sleep a day appears to lower the risk of developing calcium deposits in the arteries, a precursor to heart disease.
(ABC News Photo Illustration)

Time to relax around the Christmas dinner table with family and friends.

Time to catch up on sleep?

For those who are always looking for an excuse to sleep in, or sleep more, your search is not in vain: According to new research, hours spent sleeping protects against calcium deposits in the coronary arteries -- the deposits responsible for heart attacks."

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