Insomnia increases the risk of heart attack

study, published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, says that people suffering from insomnia, endanger the heart.

study of Norwegian scientists showed that people who suffer from sleep disorders, the risk of heart attack increases by 27-45% compared with those who do not feel or experience is rarely any trouble sleeping.

risk of heart attack associated with the three main symptoms of sleep disorders.Compared to people who do not suffer from insomnia, people who have difficulty falling asleep almost every day for a month, the risk of heart attack increases by 45%;frequent or early awakening during the night almost every day for a month - 30%;do not feel rested and refreshed upon waking more than once a week - 27%.

Sleep disorders should be treated

Sleep disorders (inability to fall asleep once in the evening or sleep interrupted by frequent awakenings) are fairly common, but many people simply do not pay attention to such manifestations of insomnia.Although sleep disorde

rs amenable to treatment of uncomplicated, if in time to see a specialist.

It is therefore important to understand that sleep problems have a negative impact on health and greatly increase the likelihood of developing heart disease, up to a myocardial infarction.In this respect, insomnia is not just an annoying symptom, and the potential threat to health and life, so do not leave it unattended: to reduce the risk of heart attack, you just see a doctor for treatment of sleep disorders.


study was based on data from 52,610 adults who answered questions relating to sleep, during the Norwegian national public health studies conducted in 1995-1997.Later, the scientists compared the data with hospital records and found 2,368 people who have experienced heart attacks within 11 years after the mention of the sleep disorders.

According to scientists, about 33% of the population experiencing at least one of these symptoms of sleep disorders.Earlier Us insomnia was found with other diseases of the cardiovascular system (hypertension), which also increases the risk of heart attacks.Despite the fact that the exact mechanism of the effect of sleep disorders on the condition of the heart and blood vessels are still not identified, the presence of this connection repeatedly confirmed by research.

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