A new study has found that insomnia is one of the major causes behind stroke risk.
It is commonly known fact that insomnia has adverse effect on a person’s overall health. But a latest study conducted by two top Taiwanese medical bodies has discovered a more dangerous picture of the issue.
Those suffering from insomnia have higher risk of developing stroke, says the study. However, the researchers point that, the risk is higher among those who suffer from the problem on a long term basis. Short bouts of insomnia may not be comparatively dangerous, they say.
Insomnia is affecting a substantial population in the United States. According to a latest estimate, as many as thirty percent American population suffer from this sleep disorder.
With the passing age, sleep disorders become the common problem in the elderly people. And when it comes to women who are on the verge of turning menopausal or already attained that, physical changes like insomnia, depression are quite evident. Many women suffer from insomnia during menopause, besides experiencing symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain and acne.
The study was published in a leading medical journal Stroke. It is a journal of the American Heart Association.