Back in June I wrote about a study from Warwick University that found those who sleep less than 6 hours per night are 12% more likely to die prematurely than those who get 6 to 8 hours.
Now, according to a study undertaken by Penn State College of Medicine and Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, men who suffer from insomnia are 4.3 times more likely to suffer an early death compared to those without the condition.
There was no increase in mortality among the female insomniacs in the study.
How much longer do we have to wait for insomnia to be taken more seriously? We need more awareness, more education, more understanding and better treatment of insomnia sooner rather than later.
Last updated: October 29, 2013