The main cause of lung disease is non-smoking

The main cause of lung disease is non-smoking

A study by scientists at the University of California in San Francisco has shown that poor sleep can have a significant negative impact on the progressive lung disease, even more than smoking.

The study was attended by 1,647 people, all of whom confirmed HOBL as a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the third cause of death worldwide in 2019, with 3.23 million deaths, during which time researchers monitored short-term symptoms in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for three years and compared their frequency to the self-assessment of sleep quality data.

The study showed that lack of sleep increases the risk of worsening to 95 per cent of people sleeping well. Aaron Bowg, the lead author of the study, stated that this explains WHO data on HOBBL. About 90 per cent of HOBL deaths among people over 70 years of age are reported in low- and middle-income countries.

"People in low-income countries and areas can live with several roommates, or they have less comfortable sleep conditions, such as on the couch, or they have work on a non-permanent schedule leading to sleep disruption," said the scientist. "Sleep deprivation is associated with a decrease in antibodies and protective cytokins," he concluded.