New research suggests it’s time to take seriously your lack of sleep. Turns out that for older women, a link has been found between lost sleep and increased risk for heart disease and stroke. We already know that sleepless nights may be contributing to your high blood pressure, and greater risk for obesity and inflammation. Now it seems that in addition, your lack of sleep may put you at higher risk for plaque build up in your blood vessels and thickening of your artery walls. While the increased risk is moderate, the totality of negative outcomes for your body from lack of sleep is large and undeniable. So grab your pillow and Read Here. And for some useful tips on better sleep from The New York Times, Read Here.