Update: February 2019
A recent study provided in “European
Journal of Preventive Cardiology “, made the whole world known
that chronic sleep problems significantly increase
risks of developing pathology of the heart and blood vessels.
First of all, we are talking about “vascular catastrophes” that threaten
human life – about stroke and necrosis of the heart muscle (heart attack).
An interesting work on the study of this issue took the researcher
Chia He (Qiao He) from China, who is an employee in Chinese
Medical University. Of course, in his experiments the scientist
relied on the results of previous observations:
- Full sleep – an incredibly important component of life
for the restoration of lost forces in a day, as well as for
ordering the information received.
- Modern society is increasing the pace of suffering every year
- Lack of healthy sleep adversely affects the organs and
Together with her research team, the scientist tried
expand your knowledge in this area and try to link insomnia and
risks to the heart and blood vessels. She analyzed 15 long
lasted (from 3 to 30 years) cases of experiments, participation in which
took more than 160 thousand volunteers. Participants in one way or another
degrees suffered from manifestations of insomnia: excessively slow
falling asleep, frequent night awakenings, early rise in the morning,
the feeling that although he was asleep, he did not rest at all. During
analysis revealed 11702 people with complications from sleepless
nights, including from the side of the heart.
With each of these options for the course of insomnia
volunteers were associated cardiovascular and cerebral
manifestations (except for the early morning rise). Risks
тех people, что чаще не могли спокойно и быстро уснуть, были выше на
27% of risks in the absence of sleep pathology. And if the subjects
noted disorders of sleep itself or ordinary sleep deprivation,
it was possible to calculate the risks by 11% and 18% above the norm
according to each case.
Even in the absence of revealing a particularly significant percentage difference
Researchers claim that there is not enough sleep in your
life has a female gender. Women were most susceptible to
influence of insomnia, but the harm from it, however, did not exceed
such in men. Most likely it is interrelated with the action
female hormones and greater susceptibility of women to
Chao He called to pay special attention to the “female”
insomnia Her research has already been closely pursued by scientists from
University of Georgia. The conclusions of their experiment were expected:
women raising children are more often affected by insomnia than
male half of the population.
So far, researchers have not been able to determine exactly what
specifically causes such a detrimental effect of sleep disorders on
cardiovascular system. Earlier it was a violation
metabolic (metabolic) processes, the development of abnormal
the amount of hormones, activation of the sympathetic nervous system,
increasing blood pressure levels. Chao He herself as a presenter
The expert of the scientific experiment called first of all
attention to yourself and be sure to inform
patients about the possible risks of their illness.