Poor Sleep Is a Significant Risk Factor for Heart Disease

Evidence is quickly mounting to show a direct link between sleep and heart disease, and the research is showing just how significant the risk may be. Over time, those who have insomnia also show many unhealthy habits that can hurt the heart, including higher stress levels, less motivation, low physical activity, and unhealthy food choices. Poor sleep has also been linked to depression, a known risk factor for heart disease.


Heart problems are a leading cause of illness and death in the United States, so it is important to understand the risk factors for heart disease. While some lifestyle factors are widely known to affect the heart, including exercise, smoking, and diet, many people don’t realize the effect of sleep on the cardiovascular system.

Sleep provides time for the body to restore and recharge, playing a key role in reducing the risk of heart disease. For the cardiovascular system, fragmented or insufficient sleep can contribute to problems with blood pressure and heighten the risk of heart disease.

During the non-rapid eye movement sleep stages, heart rate slows, breathing stabilizes, and blood pressure drops. These changes can help reduce stress on the heart, allowing it to recover from the strain during waking hours.

Without a good night’s sleep, there is not enough time spent in the deep stages of non-rapid eye movement sleep to benefit the heart. This same problem can affect people whose sleep is frequently interrupted.

Ensure A Good Night’s Sleep


Sleep has also been linked to numerous other health problems, including stroke, obesity, and Alzheimer’s disease, so it is essential to ensure a good night’s rest.

Sleep Sure Plus is designed to help promote optimal sleep and restfulness, using a variety of ingredients to support healthy, restful sleep. The most important element in this unique formula is melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone essential for regulating the circadian rhythm (the internal clock of the body).

Following other healthy lifestyle behaviors is also essential to keep the heart healthy. Heart Rescue was designed to help support and promote cardiovascular health using a variety of ingredients, including omega-3 fatty acids, CoQ10, magnesium, and hawthorn extract. These ingredients can help to reduce the risk for heart disease, strengthen the heart muscle, and support circulation.

Author Bio

Sarah began her interest in nutritional healing at an early age. After going through health problems and becoming frustrated with the conventional ways doctors wanted to treat her illness (which were not working), she took it upon herself to find alternative treatments. This led her to revolutionize her own diet to help her get healthier and tackle her health problems. She began treating her illness by living a more balanced lifestyle through healthy food choices, exercise and other alternative medicine such as meditation. This total positive lifestyle change led her to earn a diploma in Nutritional Therapy from Health Sciences Academy in London, England. Today, Sarah enjoys helping others by teaching healthy lifestyle changes through her personal consultations and with her regular contributions to the Doctors Health Press. Also, passionate about following her dreams in life, Sarah moved to France and lived in Paris for over 5 years where she earned a certification in beadwork and embroidery from Lesage (an atelier owned by Chanel). She then went on to be a familiar face sitting front row and reporting from Paris Fashion Week. Sarah continues to practice some of the cultural ways of life she learned while in Europe. They enjoy their food, and take the time to relax and enjoy many of life’s little moments. These are life lessons she is glad to have brought back home with her.