Why insomnia is more deadly than first thought

Chronic insomnia increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, especially if you’re a woman, according to a meta-analysis involving more than 160,000 people.

Published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, the work demonstrates that sleep disorders are linked to an increased risk of acute myocardial infarction, coronary heart disease, heart failure or stroke — or a combination of events.

The Chinese authors confirm there are significant associations between difficulty initiating sleep, difficulty maintaining sleep, and nonrestorative sleep and the risk of heart