Circadian rhythms, otherwise known as the 24-hour cycle of sleep / bud of your body, determine when you feel sleepy and when it's time to wake up in the morning. Even though your sleep can have your circadian rhythm, there are numerous voluminous effects on your health. According to a new study by researchers at the University of Bristol, the risk of breast cancer is reduced for women who wake up early in comparison with their colleagues. While a still unannounced study is still waiting for a peer review, findings suggest that one in 100 women who have declared that they have developed breast cancer in the morning, while two out of a hundred women who have been described as later risers, developed the disease, on CNN.
CNN reports that more than 180 women of European origin have been reported in the United Kingdom for this study. Previous studies have suggested the risks of cancer associated with sleeping schedules, and researchers from the United Kingdom have spread these findings to these findings. While participants in the study who reported themselves as early risers showed lower breast cancer rates, the reasons for this are still not entirely clear, according to the BBC. Head of the study program, dr. Rebecca Richmond, a researcher from the United Kingdom Cancer Research epidemiology program at the University of Bristol, presented these findings at the NCRI cancer conference in Glasgow on Tuesday, according to CNN.
According to the BBC, everyone has a body-clock that affects sleep, your moods, and maybe your susceptibility to certain illnesses. Tomorrow, people usually have days in energy and usually get tired early in the evening. People who like to start late are the most useful later in the evening, and feel more sleep in the morning than early risers. When a circadian rhythm is disturbed, mood disorders and health may occur. Researchers from the United Kingdom also carried out a genetic analysis of the study participants in order to better understand the relationship between sleep patterns and the risk of breast cancer in accordance with CNN.
"We know sleep is generally important for health," Richmond told CNN. "These findings have potential political implications for influencing sleep habits of the general population in order to improve health and reduce the risk of breast cancer in women."
However, there seems to be a link between the risk of breast cancer and sleep patterns, the statistical model used in this study does not necessarily mean a causal relationship, said Dipender Gill, an expert in clinical research at Imperial College London. "For example, genetic determinants of sleep may also affect other … mechanisms that affect the risk of breast cancer, independent of sleep patterns," Gill said. So, while sleep patterns can be connected in view of the risk of breast cancer, they do not necessarily cause them, but there are other genetic and health factors.
"Sleep is probably an important risk factor for breast cancer," said Richmond CNN. But other health factors, such as excessive alcohol consumption, are more anxious, she said. She further stated that night owl should not worry too much about the findings of the study as there are many factors, some of which are genetic, which contribute to the risk of breast cancer.
When it comes to having enough sleep and reducing the risk of a disease such as breast cancer, sleeping in bed sooner than it might be useful. And while sleeping interruption, or not enough regular sleep on a regular basis, can increase your chances of health problems, such as some cancers, more research is needed to fully understand how the circadian rhythm affects the risk of breast cancer.