Congratulations to Dr. Soomi Lee and colleagues on their recent publication in Scientific Reports!
This study examined the relationship between sleep and heart disease in middle-aged adults using multidimensional sleep health measures (self-report only and self-report/actigraphy). The findings revealed that worse self-reported sleep health is associated with a 54% higher risk of heart disease, and worse self-report/actigraphy sleep health is associated with a 141% higher risk of heart disease. Furthermore, the study found women and non-Hispanic Black people had the most sleep problems, while men and non-Hispanic Black people had more heart disease conditions. Despite this, the relationship between sleep and heart disease was universal across sex and race. These findings may increase awareness of the diverse aspects of sleep health and how good sleep practices may reduce the risk of heart disease and other chronic conditions.