Women beware: Insomnia may up the risk of a Heart Attack

As the world grapples with the threat of heart disease, a recent study has revealed that insomnia may be linked to a heightened risk of heart attack, especially in women.

According to a recent study presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together With the World Congress of Cardiology, people with insomnia have a 69 percent higher risk of having a heart attack over nine years than those who don't. Furthermore, researchers found that sleep-deprived individuals, who slept for five hours or less per night, had the highest risk of suffering a heart attack when using sleep duration as an objective indicator of insomnia. The risk of a heart attack was even more pronounced among people with insomnia and diabetes, with the risk being three times higher and women being more prone to the manifestation.

Yomna E. Dean, a medical student at Alexandria University in Alexandria, Egypt, and author of a study on insomnia, suggests that insomnia is no longer just an illness but a life choice. Her research team found that people with insomnia were more likely to suffer from a heart attack, with a higher rate of occurrence among women. This is one of the most extensive studies on the link between insomnia and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The study emphasizes the importance of quality sleep to maintain heart health. Dean asserted that the pooled data suggest that insomnia should be taken seriously as a risk factor for heart attack and that people must be better informed about the potential dangers of insufficient sleep.

In conclusion, the results of this study suggest that insomnia may be linked to an increased risk of heart attack, especially in women. The findings emphasize the importance of taking steps to prevent and treat insomnia, as this could potentially reduce the risk of heart attack women should be aware of the risk of heart attack and take steps to reduce their risk of suffering from a heart attack. It is recommended that women should avoid or limit the use of sleeping pills and practice good sleep hygiene, such as avoiding caffeine, alcohol, and cigarettes before bed. In addition, the authors recommended that women must seek medical assistance if they struggle with insomnia.


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