A study conducted by researchers from China Medical University (Shenyang, China), people who have insomnia are much more likely to suffer from a heart attack or stroke.
Published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, the study states that sleep is an important part of the body’s natural recovery process and takes up close to a third of our lives. In modern societies, however, more and more people seem to suffer from this condition.
To reach the conclusions of this study, its authors reviewed 15 similar studies to determine whether there was a potential link between the symptoms of insomnia (difficulty falling or staying asleep, waking up very early in the morning or not getting enough replenishing sleep) and cardiovascular disease, heart failure, acute myocardial infarction and coronary artery disease. See also, Practices for replenishing sleep and Sleep hygiene.
“Overall, sleep disorders are common in the general population and the quality of one’s sleep should be included in clinical risk assessments. In order to raise awareness about the symptoms of insomnia and its potential health risks, proper health education is needed. This will help those with sleeping problems to reach out for help,” the study’s analysis states. See also, Sleep disorders can be controlled.