10pm bedtime ideal for heart health, but there’s more to it

A new study published this month in the European Heart Journal – Digital Health found that when it came to heart health, sleeping between 10pm and 11pm was ideal.

People who fell asleep after midnight were 25% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease. Those who fell asleep before 10 p.m. had a 24% increase in cardiovascular disease. And those people who fell asleep between 11 p.m. and midnight had a 12% increase in heart disease.

The study looked at more than 88,000 people from 2006 to 2010 and followed up about five years later.

However, this study could be misinterpreted, said Dr. Stanley Wang, medical director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Austin Heart Hospital.

“There are a lot of temptations to turn it the wrong way,” he said. “It’s not that if you go to sleep between 10 and 11, you automatically have a lower risk of heart disease.”

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