Study finds Sleep Habits affect Risk of Esophageal Cancer.
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri discovered that sleep habits may affect the risk of both types of Esophageal Cancer.
Too Much and Too Little Sleep are Both Risky compared to seven hours of shuteye::
> Less than 6 hours per night for 2 years increased the risk of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma (EAC) by 21%
> Less than 6 hours increased the risk of Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (ESCC) by 63%
> Nine or more hours per night doubled the risk for EAC.
Daytime sleeping also increased risk:
> Those who sometimes took naps had a 39% increased risk of EAC
> Those who usually were sleepy during the day had a doubled risk of ESCC
Morning Persons do better than Night Owls:
> Evening people had a 32% increased risk of EAC
> Night Owls nearly tripled their risk of ESCC