Trying to sleep increases the risk of a heart attack by 69% – dangerous findings of the study

The importance of sleep remains undeniable. Despite this, about one in three people in the UK struggles with insomnia at night. Unfortunately, a new study warns that sleep problems can lead to heart attacks.

Whether you’re a night owl or just can’t sleep, a new study warns of the dangers of sleepless nights.

A study published in the journal Clinical Cardiology found that insomniacs had more heart attacks.

Those who suffer from sleep problems had a 69 percent higher risk of a medical emergency, with women particularly at risk.

The researchers shared that the general public should prioritize seven or eight hours of sweet sleep per night.

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On the other hand, those who slept five hours or less per night were at the highest risk of heart attacks.

Insomnia – a condition that now affects a third of the UK population at some point in their lives – has been defined as problems with falling asleep, staying asleep or getting good quality sleep.

Study author Yomna Dean said: “Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, but in many ways it’s no longer just a disease, it’s more of a life choice.

“We just don’t pay enough attention to sleep.

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“Based on our pooled data, insomnia should be considered a risk factor for heart attack, and we need to better inform people about how dangerous [lack of good sleep] Maybe.”

Researchers at Alexandria University in Egypt looked at 1,226 studies, including those from countries around the world such as the UK, US, Norway, Germany, Taiwan and China.

The study group consisted of 1,184,256 adults with a mean age of 52 years. Of this sample, about 13 percent of the participants struggled with sleep problems.

Heart attacks occurred in approximately 2,406 insomniacs and 12,398 in the non-insomniac group.

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The researchers found that those who slept less than five hours a night were 1.38 times more likely to experience a heart attack compared to those who slept six hours a night.

The risk was even higher for people who had other health problems.

Dean said: “It’s not surprising that people with insomnia who also had high blood pressure, cholesterol, or diabetes had an even higher risk of heart attack than those who didn’t.

“People with diabetes who also have insomnia were twice as likely to have a heart attack.”

Different types of sleep problems also had an impact – trouble falling and staying asleep were associated with a 13 percent increase in the risk of a medical emergency.

In addition, the results show that it doesn’t matter if you feel rested after sleeping for heart attack risk, as long as you get enough sleep.

Based on the results, Dean said it’s important that people prioritize sleep to get seven to eight hours of quality sleep per night.

The researcher said: “Keep sleep hygiene; the room should be dark, quiet and cool, and the devices should be removed.

“Do something calming to calm yourself down, and if you’ve tried all of these things and still can’t sleep or sleep less than five hours, talk to your doctor.”

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