China Medical University research found links between insomnia and health deterioration

Research findings recently published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology state that Sleep researchers previously found links between insomnia and health deterioration. The study’s author, Qiao He, a graduate school student at China Medical University in Shenyang, China, noted that adequate sleep is imperative for biological recovery. In fact, sleep takes up about one-third of the average human’s life.

Sleep researchers previously found links between insomnia and health deterioration.

Previous studies have shown that insomnia may change metabolism and endocrine function, increase [nervous system] activation, raise blood pressure,”.

The research team examined 15 cohort studies with over 160,000 participants. Nearly 12,000 adverse events were noted during a median follow-up ranging from three to 29.6 years. It was determined that significant associations exist between non-restorative sleep, difficulty maintaining sleep and difficulty initiating sleep and the risk of stroke as well as a heart attack.

The increased relative risk was 1.18, 1.11 and 1.27, respectively. Non-restorative sleep, difficulty maintaining sleep and difficulty getting to sleep were linked to 18 percent, 11 percent and 27 percent of stroke and cardiovascular events, respectively.

The association between insomnia and heart attack and stroke risk might even be slightly stronger among women. But that finding did not reach “statistical significance,” He’s team said in a news release from the European Society of Cardiology.

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