When a person applies for life insurance, the relationship between their height, weight, and girth is considered.
It also happens to be one of the basic determinants of mortality risk, according to Edward E. Graves, author of McGill’s Life Insurance.
However, research has determined that too little sleep can cause health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, cognition problems and depression. Depression can cause too much sleep which many sufferers may sleeping consistently over nine hours. Some studies have shown that those who slept about seven hours had a lower mortality risk.
Americans know the effects that smoking, drinking, poor diet and little exercise can have on one’s health, but the combination of all four can severely impact one’s life expectancy.