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Sleep disturbance can lead to a stroke and a heart attack.

14 April 2017, 09:00

Anxious or inadequate sleep, as well as insomnia, can eventually cause acute coronary insufficiency - experts at the China University of Medicine in Shenyang warn about this. For example, in some European countries, at least 30% of residents have problems with sleep.

Chinese scientists conducted several related research. To insomnia, they attributed difficulties with going to sleep, frequent awakenings, as well as a "heavy" sleep that does not bring a person a sense of rest and recovery. The latest study proved that such sleep disorders directly affect the development of heart and vascular diseases, namely, heart attack and stroke.

Scientists have spent a lot of time to thoroughly study the violations related to the quality of sleep. It was very important to find out the connection between insomnia and diseases of the heart and blood vessels. During the study, such diseases as infarction, cardiac insufficiency, myocardial ischemia, and cerebral blood flow were studied. In total, almost 12,000 cases of such complications associated with sleep disorders were detected.

The researchers analyzed a large number of scientific papers on this topic and noted that at the initial clinical examination it was not possible to find any additional pathogenetic factors for the appearance of the above diseases, and the patients themselves did not make any complaints.

Based on this, the scientists concluded that the development of most heart and vascular diseases was associated with regular episodes of lack of sleep or bad sleep. At the same time, a greater percentage of cases of a heart attack or stroke related to sleep problems, when a person for a long time turns in an attempt to sleep.

Scientists note that sleep is vitally important for any person - and, first of all, in order to restore and adjust the correct function of the body. The head of research states that people who suffer from some kind of sleep disturbance must be informed about the possible negative consequences of insomnia - mainly, so that they can turn to doctors for advice in a timely manner.

Previously, American scientists have already conducted experiments to establish a link between sleep disorders and adverse changes in the heart and blood vessels of the brain. As a result, scientists received an accurate picture of the brain activity of rodents, including those parts of the brain that are responsible for sleep disorders. Analyzing the information received, the experts were convinced that the failure of the normal sleep mode can lead to a breakdown in the cognitive capacity of the brain, to a weakening of memory and attention. In addition, insomnia leads to disruption of normal processes of human life: an insufficiently rested person becomes quick-tempered and nervous, which also has a disastrous effect on the activity of the cardiovascular system. Given this, it is very important to stop the development of insomnia as soon as possible, without waiting for adverse consequences.

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Portnov Alexey Alexandrovich

Education: Kiev National Medical University. A.A. Bogomolets, Specialty - "General Medicine"

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