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Day 11: Top 20 Reasons to Sleep In Today

Posted: 02/11/2012 9:29 am

Day 11 of 29 Heart Health blogs. It's Saturday. It's been a long week. See that pink alarm clock down there in the slide show? It's not going to go off. Sleep in! Look at the pretty pictures. That's what I'm doing. Tomorrow we can make a surprisingly heart-healthy breakfast to eat -- in bed.

I so don't snore.

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Heart attacks and strokes are more common in early morning, perhaps because of the effect of sleep on blood vessels. Lack of sleep is associated with higher blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and other risk factors for heart disease.
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Disclosure: Suzanne O'Malley is a Senior Research Associate for the non-profit NIH-funded Yale Heart Study, a Faculty member of the Yale Writers' Conference & Associate/Director of Yale Summer Film Institute.

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