Short and Poor Quality Sleep May Have Negative Effects On Kidney Function

Not getting enough quality sleep was linked with worsening kidney function in a study of patients with chronic kidney disease according to a research conducted by  Ana C. Ricardo et al (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Although there is increasing evidence that sleep disorders are common in individuals with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), its link with CKD progression is unknown. The researchers examined the sleep patterns of 432 adults with CKD. Participants wore a wrist monitor for 5 to 7 days to measure sleep duration and quality, and their health was followed for a median of 5 years.

Participants slept an average of 6.5 hours/night, and during follow-up, 70 individuals developed kidney failure and 48 individuals died.

The details of the research could be found on EurekAlert

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