by Kerri O’Brien, Executive VP/COO

Inflammation is linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, and premature aging. Research indicates that people who get less sleep — six or fewer hours a night — have higher blood levels of inflammatory proteins than those who get more.

A 2010 study found that C-reactive protein, which is associated with heart attack risk, was higher in people who got six or fewer hours of sleep a night.

According to this research, people who have sleep apnea or insomnia can have an improvement in blood pressure and inflammation with treatment of the sleep disorders.

You’re getting sleepy … very sleepy … and less inflamed.