Last year I reported on a study that found insomnia sufferers were more likely to suffer from heart disease and even strokes compared to healthy sleepers.
Now another study has reached a similar conclusion.
The new study looked at data from 16 studies involving 122,501 individuals who were followed for periods ranging from 3 to 20 years.
Insomnia was defined as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, or experiencing restless, disturbed nights.
Researchers found that insomnia was associated with a 45% increase in the risk of developing or dying from heart disease.
So, yet another study confirming the serious consequences of insomnia.
I'm sure it won't be the last, either.
Last updated: April 11, 2013