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Insomnia doesn't lead to early death, reveals study

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If you are suffering from insomnia then you should read this. According to a new study, lack of sleep will not put you at the risk of early death.

Written by Editorial Team |Published : November 18, 2018 11:46 AM IST

According to a study, insomniacs will no more die early than those who snooze soundly. A review of 17 studies, taking almost 37 million people, has come out with the conclusion that being unable to sleep does not increase the risk of an untimely death.

Reportedly, the researchers at the Flinders University of South Australia, those with night-time insomnia alone have no extra chance of dying, so based on studies following them for up to 28 years. Those people with daytime symptoms like fatigue and anxiety had a higher chance of death but it was not significant. Insomnia can make your life difficult. You may also experience problems like lack of focus, concentration, fatigue, memory loss and so on. You will not feel energize and will feel low all the time. But, if you are amongst the one who suffers from insomnia then you should read about this study. The revelations of this study are amusing!

According to the authors state. Dr Nicole Lovato, lead author at the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health at the university, sleeping pills can add to mortality risk, but insomnia may not. This knowledge and reassurance may help lower insomniacs' anxiety related to this matter and break the cycle of insomnia.

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Reportedly, the studies reviewed, approximately 10 per cent of participants experience insomnia. The overall risk of an early death was just 6 per cent, however, which is not seen as statistically significant. Other research has shown a connection between insufficient sleep and life-limiting conditions.

Reportedly, according to Professor Russell Foster, of the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute at Oxford University, s the kind of sleep loss seen in shift workers, even when confounding factors are taken into account, can raise the risk of conditions including cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. So, make sure that you get a good night's sleep.

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