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Insomniacs at greater risk of developing hypertension

Cause of hypertension in insomniacs is due to the number of times individual wakes during the night: survey

Written by Agencies | Washington |
June 8, 2012 12:10:01 pm

People with insomnia may now have one more thing to keep them up at night – an increased likelihood of developing hypertension,a new study has claimed.

Researchers at the Henry Ford Center for Sleep Disorders,Detroit,found that the prevalence of hypertension was greater in insomniacs compared to normal sleepers.

“The cause of hypertension in insomniacs is due to the number of times the individual wakes during the night as well as their sleep latency – the length of time it takes to accomplish the transition from full wakefulness to sleep,” Christopher Drake,lead author of this study,said.

“We found that the longer it took the subjects to fall asleep and more times they woke during the night,the more severe their hypertension,” he said.

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Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or remain asleep and is the most common sleep complaint among Americans.

According to the National Center for Sleep Disorders Research at the National Institutes of Health,about 30 to 40 percent of adults say they have some symptoms of insomnia within a given year,and about 10 to 15 percent of adults say they have chronic insomnia.

The Henry Ford study compared 5314 subjects with insomnia to those with normal sleep habits using an internet-based questionnaire.

The questionnaire looked for patterns of insomnia symptoms,presence and severity of hypertension and sleep and health habits. The normal sleepers were then compared to insomniacs for prevalence of hypertension.

The study will be presented on Tuesday at the Sleep 2012 Conference in Boston.

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