Lack of sleep increases the risk of disease in the elderly

The Gulf Health Council has stated that the elderly need as much sleep as adults, i.e. 7- 8 hours per day.

The Council went on to warn that lack of sleep increases the risk of getting sick in the elderly, including the development of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes, in addition to the negative impact on concentration and mood.

Furthermore, moderate sleep helps boost the immune system of the elderly, maintain weight, enhance mental activity, and promote cardiovascular health.

References: The Gulf Health Council

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