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Body Clock Link to Heart Disease

 How circadian rhythm or body's 24 hour clock affects our health and wellbeing is widely studied and recorded around the globe. Many studies have indicated the direct link between circadian rhythm and obesity, circadian rhythm and high blood and even circadian rhythm and cardiovascular diseases. The foundlings of many studies are in line to support the claim that sleep deprivation may be crucial factor for developing of high blood and heart diseases later on. It's known for a long time now that shift workers, long-distance flight crews and sleep deprived people have an increased risk of heart problems. The early study carried out by Japanese researchers and published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, show that the risk of heart disease increase 1.68-fold among those who sleep fewer than 7.5 hours per night. Furthermore, short sleep and high night time blood pressure, increases the risk of cardiovascular disease 4.43-fold. Another study on women suggested that women sleeping