Insomniacs Prone To Suffer Hypertension

Insomniacs Prone To Suffer Hypertension

Insomnia or sleeplessness is an individual's report of sleeping difficulties. If this disorder was not enough to keep the patients from having sleepless night, the findings of a new study would add to that. Researchers at the Henry Ford Center for Sleep Disorders, Detroit, have found that people suffering from insomnia have an increased likelihood of developing hypertension. There is a prevalence of hypertension in insomniacs is higher as compared to normal sleepers.

According to the lead author of the study, Christopher Drake, "The cause of hypertension in insomniacs is due to the number of times the individual wakes up during the night as well as their sleep latency. The span of time it takes to accomplish the transition from full wakefulness to sleep".

It was also found in the study that longer the subjects took to fall asleep and more times they woke up during the night, the more severe their hypertension was. It is a very common problem among American as it evident from the figures released by the National Center for Sleep Disorders Research at the National Institutes of Health. There are almost 30-40% adults that admit of having symptoms of insomnia, while 10-15% of adults say they have chronic insomnia.

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