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Editor's Correspondence
June 9, 2003

Sleep Duration and Disease

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Copyright 2003 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2003

Arch Intern Med. 2003;163(11):1374. doi:10.1001/archinte.163.11.1374-a

It is always comforting to the medical profession when new investigations confirm older observations. Such was the study of Ayas et al,1 which found relatively more coronary events in women reporting either short or long sleep durations. Their study supports the 2000-year-old clinical experience of Hippocrates,2 who noted: "Both sleep and insomnolency, when immoderate, are bad."

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