Losing sleep is not only associated with, nervousness and anxiety but with physical pain like headaches. Losing sleep can cause the aggravation of any medical issues you might have. And now it is believed that less than 7 hours of undisturbed sleep can cause cardiac problems.
Diabetes and weight problems have also been associated with sleep loss, and testing along the years has shown that patients who do not sleep enough tend to suffer from their treatable diseases longer.
Doctor Russell Leupker an epidemiologist and cardiologist at the University of Minnesota said at a recent worldwide conference, that sleep disorders may double the risk of heart stoke in men.
He came to this conclusion analyzing the data collected a study which was presented at the EuroHeartCare conference held in Dubrovnik Croatia.
Lead Investigator Valery Gafarov ( MD, PhD) professor of cardiology at the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences in Novosibirsk pointed out that sleep disorders have been observed to affect a person’s heart rate and general health.
Professor Doctor Gafarov stated in a press release that, “Sleep disorders are very closely related to the presence of cardiovascular diseases. However, until now there has not been a population based cohort study examining the impact of sleep disorders on the development of a heart attack or stroke,”.
The Study was conducted with the help of the MONICA project belonging to the World Health Organization (Multinational Monitoring of Trends and Determinants in Cardiovascular Disease).
The volunteers for the study that began in 1994 were all living in the city of Novosibirsk Russia. They were examined and declared healthy with no history of cardiovascular problems or diabetes. In total there were 657 men selected between the ages of 25 and 64.
Analyzing the data , scientist concluded that nearly two thirds of the men that had suffered a cardiac arrest also suffered from sleep disorder.
Professor Gafarov, also stated that the mortality rates from cardiovascular diseases accounts for nearly 50 per cent of the total mortality among the population.
About 80 percent of deaths related to cardiovascular problems are heart attacks and strokes, many of which happen at home.
Cardiac arrests can have a higher survivability rate if someone can quickly assist and perform CPR .
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