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Poor Sleep Might Harm Kidney- Study Suggests

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akshita123: Lack of sleep may be a gateway to kidney disease, at least for women, a new study suggests. Researchers from Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital evaluated the sleep habits of thousands of women and found too little shuteye was tied...

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Lack of sleep may be a gateway to kidney disease, at least for women, a new study suggests. Researchers from Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital evaluated the sleep habits of thousands of women and found too little shuteye was tied to a more rapid decline in kidney function. Women who slept five hours or less a night had a 65 percent greater risk of rapid decline in kidney function, compared with women sleeping seven to eight hours a night, the investigators discovered. "This is concerning because as a general population the amount of sleep we are getting has decreased over the last 20 years," said lead researcher Dr. Ciaran McMullan, an instructor in medicine. Americans used to sleep an average of eight hours a night, but now it's about 6.5 hours and decreasing, he said. It's not known whether sleeping longer improves kidney function or reverses damage caused by shortened sleep, he said. McMullan cautioned that this study can only show that decrease

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