Research Finds Link Between Insomnia And Heart Attacks

Insomnia has been linked to higher risk of heart attack before but a recent study of nearly 52,000 adults is the largest of its kind to find a correlation between the sleep disorder and heart health. The study, published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, found people who had trouble falling asleep or staying asleep were at a higher risk of suffering a heart attack, even after accounting for age, blood pressure, cholesterol levels and other factors that contribute to heart disease. According to the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research, nearly 10 percent of Americans say they have chronic insomnia and approximately one-third say they have occasional bouts with the disorder. More here.

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