25 Oct '11, 12am

One more thing to keep you up at night: Study links insomnia to higher heart attack risk

One more thing to keep you up at night: Study links insomnia to higher heart attack risk

Photo illustration on insomnia. A Norwegian study suggests that people with insomnia face a 27 to 45 per cent higher risk of heart attack. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI WASHINGTON (AFP) - As if you didn't have enough to worry about during those sleepless nights, a Norwegian study out on Monday suggests that people with insomnia face a 27 to 45 per cent higher risk of heart attack. About one-third of people report having trouble sleeping and should see a doctor for help, urged the authors of the study published in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association. 'Sleep problems are common and fairly easy to treat,' said Lars Erik Laugsand, lead researcher from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology Department of Public Health in Trondheim. 'So it's important that people are aware of this connection between insomnia and heart attack and talk to their doctor ...

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