Most kids have a regular bedtime, and according to a new study, adults should have one too.
Participants used devices that tracked sleep schedules down to the minute so researchers could learn whether even subtle changes -- going to bed at 10:10 p.m. instead of the usual 10 p.m. -- were linked to the health of participants.
Duke University researchers found that having a regular bedtime and wake-up time is important for the health of adults.
They found that people with irregular sleep patterns
had higher blood sugar
higher blood pressure
higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke within 10 years