Having trouble sleeping could be a sign that you’re dealing with a silent killer.


Sleeplessness could be a sign that you’re dealing with a silent killer.

MANY people have trouble sleeping at night, but experts have discovered that inability to do so could be a sign of a silent killer.

Around 40% of Britons are thought to have high cholesterol or borderline high cholesterol.

Previously, it was estimated that the condition’s medications cost the NHS £16.7 million per year.

When there is too much fatty substance in your blood, it causes high cholesterol.

According to the NHS, high cholesterol has no symptoms and can only be detected through a blood test.

Your age, weight, and other medical conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes can all increase your risk of having high cholesterol.

Previous studies have shown a link between sleeping problems and high cholesterol, according to Dr Don Grant, clinical lead at The Independent Pharmacy.

In a study published in the Sleep Journal in 2014, Michael Grandner, director of the University of Arizona’s Sleep and Health Research Program, made the connection, according to him.

Patients were evaluated on their lifestyle habits, sleep duration, and whether or not they snored during the study.

Their lipid levels were also checked, which shows how much good and bad cholesterol they have.

It was discovered that people who slept for less than six hours per night had a higher likelihood of having LDL, or bad cholesterol.

High cholesterol has been linked to heart disease, and the study confirmed that a lack of sleep is linked to it, according to the researchers.

Dr. Grandner did state, however, that it was unclear whether this was due to cause and effect or if the link between sleep and cholesterol was merely a coincidence.

“However, given the link between these issues, it’s not unreasonable to suggest that if people are having trouble falling or staying asleep, they should consider getting a blood test to see if they have high cholesterol,” he said.

You can cut back in a variety of ways, including:

What is the ideal cholesterol level for a healthy person?

The unit millimoles per litre of blood (mmolL) is used to measure blood cholesterol levels.

Cholesterol levels should be at least:

LDL levels should be measured at the following levels:

“It’s certainly preferable to people discovering they have high cholesterol after a heart attack or stroke.”

Because there are no symptoms of high cholesterol, Dr. Grant believes the medical and scientific communities cannot make definitive statements…

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Research has found that how much sleep you get could have an impact on your cholesterol levels

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