Trouble falling asleep signals heart attack risk

If you have trouble falling asleep, don`t take it lightly – you could be a candidate for a moderately higher risk of a heart attack.

In a recent study, the risk of heart attack in people with insomnia ranged from 27 percent to 45 percent greater than for people who rarely experienced trouble sleeping.

Researchers tied in heart attack risks to three major insomnia symptoms. Compared to people who reported never or almost never having these problems, people who had trouble falling asleep almost daily in the last month had a 45 percent higher heart attack risk.

Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack

Staying asleep almost every night in the last month had a 30 percent higher heart attack risk; and didn`t wake up feeling refreshed in the morning more than once a week had a 27 percent higher heart attack risk.

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