Lack of sleep linked to negative health effects, studies find

September 1, 2010

The first study found men who reported having insomnia or who slept for short periods of time were much more likely to die over a 14-year period.

Researchers add, insomnia is a severe problem with very severe side effects that should be treated.

The second study finds teens who sleep less than eight hours a night are more likely to eat a high fat diet that puts them at risk for obesity. Sleep-deprived teens appeared to eat more snacks.

Both studies appear in the latest issue of the journal Sleep.

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