Harvard Men's Health Watch

Medical memo: Sleep, heart disease, and prostate cancer

Sleep deprivation has been linked to an increased risk for diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and erectile dysfunction. Daytime sleepiness, impaired concentration and judgment, depression and irritability, diminished performance and car crashes are well-known consequences. New research suggests that getting too little sleep could also lead to increased risk of both cardiovascular disease and prostate cancer.
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