A study by scientists at Exeter University published in the European Heart Journal shows that a ‘golden hour’ between 10pm and 11pm could be the best time to go to bed to protect against heart problems and stroke.
Those who hit the pillow until after midnight increased their risk by 25 percent, while going to bed before 10pm was linked to a 24 percent higher risk. The link between bedtime and cardiac risk was strongest among women.
It is thought that going to bed outside certain times can upset the optimum time to sleep in the body’s 24 hour cycle. Data was collated from more than 88,000 Britons aged 43 to 74.