Sleep & Cancer

According to a study published in the Medical Yearbook, men who have frequent night shifts during the 20-year period and who have very little rest during the day, or who sleep more than 10 hours a day, are at increased risk of developing cancer.

The study was led by experts from China Huazhong University of Science and Technology. The researchers conducted a detailed analysis of the data of middle-aged or elderly Chinese, including nearly 27,000 retired workers.

Researchers have attempted to investigate three sleep habits that can affect the incidence of cancer, either independently or in conjunction with each other. These habits include night work, daytime restlessness, and nighttime sleep.

The study was conducted through a questionnaire survey to identify and identify individuals who were frequently employed at night for more than 20 years, sleep habits during the day, and individuals who usually sleep at night.

The results of the study found that the incidence of cancer in men who work frequently in the night shift has increased by 27% over the past 20 years. Compared with those who nap 1 to 30 minutes a day during the daytime, men who do not have sleeping habits during the day are at increased risk of cancer. The researchers also found that the men’s cancer risk of sleeping more than 10 hours per night also increased, but this phenomenon has not been found in women.

The researchers also found that men with at least two sleep habits (long-term night work, lack of daytime sleep, or sleep more than 10 hours per night) had a 43% increased risk of cancer.

Researchers believe that their conclusions may be limited by factors such as the accuracy of self-reported data and the relatively short-term nature of cohort studies. Subsequent large-scale follow-up studies should also be conducted to verify their findings.

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