A study was carried out about how sleep can affect the human body. The study claims that not sleeping well i.e insomnia can make you prone to strokes, heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases.
The study involved 4,87,200 people in China and the average age was 51. The people who were involved had no history of stroke or heart attack.
11% of the people faced the 1st one, 10% faced the second and 2 percent faced the third.
These people were then monitored for 10 years and during these years 1,30,032 cases of heart attack and strokes came forward. People who faced all these symptoms were 18% more prone to cardiovascular diseases.
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Liming Li, MD, of Peking University (Beijing, China) said
"The results suggest that if we can target people who are having trouble sleeping with behavioural therapies, it's possible that we could reduce the number of cases of stroke, heart attack and other diseases later down the line,"
"The link between insomnia symptoms and these diseases was even stronger in younger adults and people who did not have high blood pressure at the start of the study, so future research should look especially at early detection and interventions aimed at these groups."
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