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Study says those with insomnia have higher risk of health issues in the future

Study says those with insomnia have higher risk of health issues in the future


BOSTON – New research shows that chronic sleep deprivation can lead to long-term health problems.

Researchers at Penn State looked at the sleep habits of nearly 3,700 adults in the U.S. and classified them into four “sleep types”:  good sleepers, insomniacs, people who use weekends to catch up on sleep, and habitual nappers. They found that people with insomnia, over time, were more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression, and frailty. But being a weekend catch-up sleeper was not associated with these chronic conditions.

They also found that people were unlikely to change their sleep patterns over the course of 10 years, perhaps because sleep is such an integral part of our overall lifestyle or many people still don’t know about the importance of sleep on overall health.

Three simple ways to improve your sleep hygiene are to avoid using cell phones in bed, exercise regularly, and avoid caffeine in the late afternoon. 

Do you think you may suffer from Insomnia and live in Florida, California or New York?

If so, please consider scheduling a proper virtual online Insomnia and Anxiety diagnosis with one of our physicians. Although we have an online ADHD and Anxiety diagnosis tool, a proper diagnosis from a Board-Certified Medical Doctor will help you know for sure. If appropriate, a customized treatment program will be recommended at the conclusion of that initial visit.

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