AHA: Sleep duration is essential for heart and brain health

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The AHA revised its cardiovascular health checklist. Life's Essential 8TM now includes adequate sleep for cardiovascular health.

Physical activity, weight, nicotine exposure,

nutrition, cholesterol, blood glucose, and blood pressure are also on the checklist.

- Michelle Delio

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The new sleep measure advises 7-9 hours of sleep everyday for adults and more depending on age.

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The improved score may be used for adults aged 2 and older

and four components are tested in new ways:

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nutrition, nicotine exposure (including vaping and secondhand smoke), non-HDL cholesterol, and haemoglobin A1c levels.

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