Trading in ZZZs to catch your favorite TV show or finish that work report triples your risk of biochemistry shifts that encourage heart disease. (Does it still sound worth it?)
What’s more, shooting your snooze time encourages you to overeat and throws off your body’s sensitivity to insulin. That affects your heart and arteries — and raises your risk of type 2 diabetes.
Heart-Healthy Tip: Slide into bed earlier and avoid habits that are likely to cause sleep problems, such as afternoon caffeine, before-bed stress (paying bills, working), and a too-warm or too-bright bedroom.