Poor sleep doubles the risk of heart stroke in men

June 16, 2015 16:22
Poor sleep doubles the risk of heart stroke in men

Partial sleeping is linked to many health disorders. According to a recent study it was revealed that men with men with sleeping disorders may have double the risk of having a heart attack and face up to four times the risk of suffering a stroke than males without a sleeping disorder.

The researchers examined 657 men aged 25 to 64 years with no history of heart attack, stroke or diabetes in Novosibirsk, Russia. From the analysis they found that men with a sleeping disorder had a risk of myocardial infarction that was 2 to 2.6 times higher and a stroke risk that was 1.5 to 4 times higher than those without a sleeping disorder.
“Sleep is not a trivial issue. In our study it was associated with double the risk of a heart attack and up to four times the risk of stroke. Poor sleep should be considered a modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease along with smoking, lack of exercise and poor diet,” said Gafarov.

“For most people, good quality sleep is 7 to 8 hours of rest each night. People who are not sleeping well should speak to their doctor,” Gafarov added.

The study was presented at a meeting of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in Croatia.

By Lizitha

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