‘Old age’ today has become a stigma. Though, a natural process, people treat it as a disease. People need to understand that old age is no disease, however, a result of diseases like menopause and insomnia.
Two new studies have revealed that menopause and insomnia could increase women's risk for aging-related diseases and earlier death.
According to the studies, not getting restorative sleep may do more than just affect our functioning the next day; it might also influence the rate at which our biological clock ticks.
The menopausal study was conducted on more than 3,100 women and the research focused on the most common causes of death, disability and poor quality of life in postmenopausal women.
According to the study, early old age happen because, menopause speeds up cellular aging by an average of 6 percent
In the sleep study, more than 2,000 women were taken into account. The study revealed that postmenopausal women with five insomnia symptoms were nearly two years older biologically than women the same chronological age with no insomnia symptoms.
So, the studies suggested that both of them together may cause old age earlier than the natural process.