A new Scandinavian study has found that insomnia is a risk factor for a number of health conditions.
Interestingly, I've covered all of the associated conditions separately on this blog over the past few years - but this serves as further validation.
After examining data from studies undertaken over an 11 year period, researchers discovered that those with insomnia were at a higher risk factor for depression, anxiety, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis and even heart attacks.
It's thought that the higher risk factor for heart attacks is due to sleep deprivation raising the body's stress response. This, in turn, negatively affects heart health.
Remember: insomnia is not to be ignored.
Source: Journal of Sleep Research
Last updated: May 27, 2014