Research suggests that getting less sleep, not sleeping during the day, and snoring may all make you more likely to get glaucoma, a common eye condition that damages the nerve that goes to the brain. According to researchers, 112 million people worldwide may be affected by this condition in the next 20 years.
The study, published in the BMJ Open Journal, looked at a number of reasons why there is a link between poor sleep and glaucoma.
One reason is the internal pressure of the eye, which increases when a person is lying down and when there is no balance in sleep hormones.
Often depression and anxiety, along with insomnia, can also cause an increase in this stress which can have a negative effect on cortisol production. Cortisol is the main stress hormone in the human body.
In addition, frequent or low levels of oxygen in cells for long periods of time can also damage this important vein of the eye.
The study involved 409,000 people between the ages of 50 and 69 who were selected between 2006 and 2010.
Over an average period of 10.5 years, 8,690 glaucoma cases were identified.
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