Insomnia Linked to Future Heart Failure

A huge study of more than 54,000 people, conducted in Norway, indicates that those who experience insomnia symptoms in middle age have a greater risk of heart failure in the future, even for people who have never had a heart problem. The study does not show an actual cause and effect, so more research is needed. If the link between insomnia and heart failure proves to be true, it could have implications for cardiovascular prevention because insomnia is easily recognized and managed. A possible link between the two could be the stress caused by insomnia which raises blood pressure, heart rate, and stress hormones, which can cause heart failure.

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