Having a consistent sleeping schedule is important to maintain our physical as well as mental health. Healthy sleep requires an adequate duration of sleep, appropriate timing, good quality, regularity, and absence of sleep disturbances or disorders.
According to a new study, adults with a regular sleep schedule and sufficient sleep duration have a 39% lower mortality risk as compared to adults with an irregular sleep schedule and insufficient sleep duration.
The study found out that people who have consistent sleep schedule outlive the objectivity of irregular sleep schedule regardless of major sleep disorder. The researchers analyzed data from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Sleep Study. The study involved 1,759 participants followed for a median of seven years. There were 176 deaths during the study period.
The research emphasizes that individuals should keep a consistent sleep schedule that has a consistent bedtime and wake time that let them get enough sleep each night. The study showed that certain factors like socio-demographics, lifestyle, and health status lead to sleep disorders.
Moreover, getting enough sleep is important for better memory and performance, lowers the risk of heart disease, strengthens the immune system, and also prevents depression.