Now a days heart diseases is a common we are telling you the secret normal things which can damage your heart.However, less well known is that sleeping too much, watching TV and sitting – yes, sitting – can also have a negative effect on your heart’s health. We look a little bit closer at some of these unusual correlations.


If your partner says you regularly snore ??re gasping for air while sleeping, see your doctor. You might have a serious condition called apnea. It can happen when your airway is partially blocked and it causes you to have pauses in your breathing. The disorder is linked to high blood pressure, an irregular heartbeat, strokes, and heart failure. Treatments can help you breathe easier and lower your risk for heart disease, too.

.You Are Not Getting Good Sleep??

When you routinely get less than 6 hours of shut-eye a night, you raise your risk of higher blood pressure and cholesterol. It increases the odds you’ll become obese and get diabetes, too (both of which can hurt your heart). That doesn’t mean you should sleep your way through the day. When you spend more than 9 hours horizontal on a regular basis, it raises your odds of getting diabetes and having a stroke — major risk factors for heart disease. Baby your brain, body, and heart — aim for 7 to 9 hours of slumber a night.


The American College of Sports Medicine published an article in 2009 showing that the more time you spend sitting the greater your risk of all-cause mortality, as well as dying from cardiovascular disease. It’s time to get active – and schedule regular standing or walking breaks from your office chair!

.Air pollution

What you breathe could be affecting your heart’s health too. A 2013 review by the University of Edinburgh in the UK has found a correlation between air pollution and heart failure. “Sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide all are associated with heart failure hospitalisation,” observes Dr Hitzeroth.

.Shift work

Night shifts can cause heart disease, and this raised risk appears to be independent of obvious causes such as an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise, researchers reported Tuesday.

They found nurses who worked rotating night shifts for 10 years or longer had a 15 percent or higher increased risk of coronary heart disease compared to women who escaped night shift duty.

.Sleep duration

A 2010 study by the Warwick Medical School in the UK showed not only that insufficient sleep affects cardiovascular health, but that too much sleep can be harmful too. Less than five hours or more than nine hours sleep are both associated with an increased risk.

.Watching TV

Couch potatoes beware: a 2011 study has shown that watching TV is not just bad for your heart, but also puts you at higher risk of diabetes and death. According to the study, television viewing increases the risk of non-fatal cardiovascular disease by 20% and all-cause death by 18% per two hours of TV viewing per day. “Less TV!” recommends Dr Hitzeroth.

.Overindulging in Alcohol

Drinking too much alcohol can lead to high blood pressure, stroke, and obesity — all of which increase your risk for heart disease. The AHA reports that excessive drinking — more than two drinks a day for men and one drink for women — can interrupt your normal heart rhythm and cause heart failure. It’s okay to enjoy the occasional cocktail or glass of wine, but you can protect your heart by sticking to the AHA guidelines.


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