St. Petersburg, FL -- Did you get more than a few winks last night? When it comes to sleep and health, it's about time.
A series of studies from researchers across the country have confirmed what many of us already suspected: less shut-eye can mean shutting down your body.
If you sleep fewer than six hours a night, a study shows that the risk of heart disease and stroke goes up, and for women, the risk of contracting breast cancer rises and the occurrence of cancerous polyps in the colon goes up.
To check out the 2012 study "Association of sleep duration and breast cancer OncotypeDX recurrence score", click here.
Click here for "7 steps to better sleep" from the Mayo Clinic.