December 1


How Does Irregular, Disrupted Sleep Affect Cancer Risk?

By Peter Julian

There has been a significant amount of research into the both the length and quality of sleep as compared to your cancer risk. The research into the duration of sleep as compared to cancer risk is currently inconclusive, but there is a definite correlation between lower quality of sleep and increased cancer risks for cancer types including breast, prostate and thyroid. Adopting a normal sleep pattern that aligns with circadian rhythms seems to have a huge impact at decreasing cancer risks.

Key Takeaways:

  • According to the latest research, fragmented, restless sleep is linked to an increased risk of cancer.
  • Disrupted sleep is related to aggressive forms of thyroid, breast, and prostate cancers.
  • Developing a consistent sleep routine that aligns with your body’s innate circadian rhythm is one of the best things you can do for your overall health.

“Restless, fragmented sleep and irregular sleep patterns have both been linked to elevated cancer risk, in a body of research that continues to grow”

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