Getting fewer than five hours a night increases risks of heart disease, strokes ...

Sleeping myths debunked: Getting fewer than five hours a night increases risks of heart disease, strokes and early death and alcohol before bed DOESN'T help you nod off, study finds New York University published the study which looked into sleep and health They searched more than 8,000 websites, news reports and publications  Dr Rebecca Robbins said: 'We have extensive evidence to show that sleeping five hours a night or less consistently increases your risk for adverse health consequences' 

By Victoria Allen for the Daily Mail

Published: 05:15 BST, 16 April 2019 | Updated: 05:15 BST, 16 April 2019

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Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher apparently got by on four or five hours’ sleep a night.

But it seems they set far from an ideal example. Experts say that thinking we need only five or fewer hours is one of the most harmful myths about sleep.

Regularly managing on four or five hours increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and early death,

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