Study links lack of sleep to weaker bones for women

Add another reason to your list for getting enough sleep each and every night.  Researchers found that postmenopausal women sleeping less than five hours a night were 22% more likely to have low bone mass compared to those who slept at least seven hours.  These women also were 63% more likely to have osteoporosis of the hip.  Paragon Orthopedic Center sees a fair share of women with weak bones and the majority could have been prevented.  This has to be one of the easiest solutions ever to keep your bones strong: sleep doesn’t cost anything and it’s a natural function, if you allow the body to rest.  Researchers have previously shown how reduced sleep can have negative effects on immune function, your cardiovascular system, and metabolism.  Get a good night’s sleep for good health.  Check with all the women in your life and educate them about the value in sleep.

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