A Huffington Post news report discusses the effects of sitting and a sedentary lifestyle on sleep and sleep quality.

A recent study by Buman and colleagues published in this month’s issue of Chest reports on findings of the 2013 National Sleep Foundation Sleep in America Poll, a cross sectional study of 1,000 adults. (1) The authors discovered that increased total sitting time was associated with poor sleep quality. Moreover, for each additional hour of sitting while viewing television, resulted in taking longer to fall asleep, waking up earlier, and developing obstructive sleep apnea, a condition characterized by frequent intermittent blockage of the upper airway during sleep.

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