in #CASE you missed it… Insomniacs Have Greater Health Risks
If you can’t sleep at night, you may want to see a doctor so you can fend off serious health problems.
Insomniacs may be more likely to suffer a stroke or a heart attack. A new study published yesterday analyzed sleep habits of half-a-million people in China over a 10-year period, and found those with symptoms of insomnia were 22-percent more likely to have heart disease and ten-percent more likely to have a stroke than those who slept well.
The findings held true even after researchers adjusted for other factors like smoking, alcohol use and physical activity level. The scientists are unclear about the connection between insomnia and heart disease.
Previous research has shown that poor sleep quality could change hormone function, elevate inflammatory processes or change metabolism. Basically, sleep is absolutely essential to good health.