Insomnia may increase risk of irregular heartbeat, leading to stroke


Researchers have established that, Insomnia may increase your risks of an uneven and often rapid heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation or arrhythmia that can further augment your risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related problems. Insomnia is having difficulty of falling asleep, not getting enough sleep, or having deprived sleep.

Researchers from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, US have also further conveyed that, poor sleep is also known to augment the risk for high blood pressure, obesity and stroke — key heart disease risk factors. The results demonstrated that people diagnosed with insomnia had a 29 per cent superior risk of developing atrial fibrillation compared to those without insomnia.

People who accounted frequent night-time awakening — which puts extra stress on the heart’s chambers — had approximately 26 per cent superior risk of developing atrial fibrillation contrast to those who did not wake up a lot.

Having fewer rapid-eye movement (REM) sleeps than other sleep phases throughout the night is also associated to superior chances of developing atrial fibrillation. Lead author Matt Christensen, a medical student at the University of Michigan has also further conveyed that, by investigating the actual statistics of sleep, such as how much REM sleep you get, it points us toward a more reasonable mechanism.

There could be something particular concerning how sleep impacts the autonomic nervous system. Christensen has also further conveyed adding that, the autonomic nervous system plays a main role in controlling heart rate and blood pressure.

Researchers suggested that, getting enough physical activity, neglecting too much caffeine can enhance sleep quality and may also help prevent arrhythmia. The initial research was presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016 in Louisiana, presently.