Common sleep issue linked to 99 per cent jump in heart attacks

Common sleep issue raises your risk of heart attack by 99 per cent and stroke by 37 per cent

Sleep issues linked to heart attacks

A new study looking at the sleep patterns of 13,000 people has revealed a strong link between poor sleep, ischameic heart disease and stroke.

Poor sleep includes too long or short sleep, difficulty maintaining sleep and difficulty falling asleep. “Poor sleep is associated with cardiovascular diseases such as ischaemic heart disease and stroke but the kind of sleep disturbances that are most risky is not well documented,” said lead researcher Dr Nobuo Sasaki of the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Casualty Council, Japan.

The research revealed that people who woke up during the night on a regular basis are 99 per cent more likely to have a heart attack and have a 37 per cent higher risk of stroke.

The research also found a 52 per cent higher risk of heart attack for those who took longer than half an hour to fall asleep and a 24 per cent higher risk for those who had less than six hours sleep.

Dr Sasaki concludes that “our results support the hypothesis that sleep deterioration may lead to cardiovascular disease.”

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    bob
    27th Feb 2018
    11:02am
    The research article linked to your article on which your article is based does not seem to indicate any 99% jump in heart attacks "linked to common sleep issue". Perhaps a more balanced interpretation of the research might inform readers more accurately and cause less anxiety [with its impact on sleep] than the alarmist presentation in your article.
    Knows-a-lot
    27th Feb 2018
    11:03am
    I have difficulties sleeping because I find it incredibly difficult to slow my thoughts down.
    Anonymous
    27th Feb 2018
    4:01pm
    Me too, Knows-a-lot. I often get up in the very early hours of the morning (like 3am!) and start writing down ideas. If I don't, I lie there tossing and turning and replaying thoughts over and over hoping to remember them until morning, so I don't sleep anyway.
    Anonymous
    27th Feb 2018
    7:46pm
    No wonder you're so intense Rainey and don't think things through clearly .
    Lack of sleep can lead to severe depression and a negative outlook on life
    Old Geezer
    28th Feb 2018
    12:29pm
    So OGR it is lack of sleep that is affecting your ability to function well.
    jalna
    27th Feb 2018
    11:59am
    Where do these findings leave mothers? Ask any mother of babies/young children - a full night's sleep is a pipe dream (pardon the pun!).
    Tib
    27th Feb 2018
    1:44pm
    Too much is made of young mothers and the couple of months their babies might keep them up. The average older male with an enlarged prostrate is up more than them. Police, emergency services. Hospital staff, many jobs that have 24 hrs operations, the list of people who do shift work is enormous, and it goes on for a lifetime. But trust young women to feel they are hard done by, they get it very very easy, they don't know what tough is.
    Triss
    27th Feb 2018
    3:00pm
    Jaina made a legitimate point of view, Tib, it was just one aspect of sleepless nights. Her point of view did not denigrate any of the jobs you pointed out. Try and stick to healthy debates and keep your mysogeny to yourself.
    Tib
    27th Feb 2018
    3:15pm
    Triss and I shared my legitimate point of view. That if a mother missing out on a little sleep is a big deal, then all of Australia's shift workers would be dead from overwork.
    Triss
    27th Feb 2018
    12:14pm
    How much funding did these people get? Every research seems to give different results. I'm suspicious of many investigations because researchers seem to think of a hypothesis they can access funding for and set out to prove it's correct.
    Researchers have assigned a risk of heart attacks to people with high bp, diabetes, smoking and obesity. Then up comes a research conducted by Australian experts who found a big increase in patients having heart attacks but who have no obvious risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking or obesity.
    Veritas
    21st Mar 2018
    12:32pm
    Oh Triss you are so right
    AutumnOz
    27th Feb 2018
    1:49pm
    As most people get up at least once during the night to go to the bathroom that research hasn't proved anything at all.
    It is reminiscent of the research done in the UK many years ago that had "proof" that keeping a caged bird in the house caused cancer. What was forgotten was that 90% of people in the UK kept a caged bird. Ooops.
    *Imagine*
    27th Feb 2018
    2:32pm
    A difficulty with epidemiological studies, is that they can only show association, not causation. Like your bird example, it can be shown that there is a clear association between prostate cancer and wearing trousers. (Most men wear trousers and protsate cancer only affects males) Equally there is a clear association between breast cancer and wearing a bra, or putting on eyeliner.
    The Hiroshima study quoted states categorically that "...and use of sleeping pills (C6) were significantly associated with both ischaemic heart disease and stroke." So it may be concluded, although it wasn't, that “our results support the hypothesis that the use of sleeping pills to modify sleep deterioration may lead to cardiovascular disease.” Perhaps I should apply for a grant, not!
    DogLover
    27th Feb 2018
    2:04pm
    OMG, Tib, you have absolutely no idea! Have you ever changed places with a mother of any aged children, but especially young children? Most men who have become house husbands definitely agree that a housewife and mother has the most difficult job of anyone. Most children do not sleep through the night after a couple of months. It is common for children to not sleep through until aged 2 or 3 years old.
    Anonymous
    27th Feb 2018
    2:43pm
    Rubbish
    It’s the cushiest most enjoyable job in the world
    Tib
    27th Feb 2018
    2:52pm
    What a joke. Read the list on my other post for people who actually work hard.
    Triss
    27th Feb 2018
    3:06pm
    DogLover didn’t say being a mother wasn’t enjoyable, Raphael, she was posting about sleepless nights.
    Tib
    27th Feb 2018
    3:09pm
    Most men who have become house husband's definitely agree that a housewife and mother has the most difficult job.....Who said you. Ha ha...... I've done house husband and it was like my holidays only easier. Try asking some of the people on my list and see how much sleep they get. Sounds like you had a very easy life. Hubby did all the work I guess. Wouldn't recognise work without a photo and someone to explain it to you.
    Anonymous
    27th Feb 2018
    4:12pm
    Obviously you didn't have to cope with children like my eldest or my grandson, Tib. Wakened twice a night, on average, with the bed saturated (still, at 5 years old) or the child vomiting. Taking them to therapy sessions and specialist appointments 12 times a week. Spending 20 hours+ a week on therapeutic play and one-on-one coaching. Having to carry a heavy 5-year-old everywhere because he can't yet walk properly. Then you have to fit in housework and washing and taking the other kids to sport and music lessons and attending parent-teacher nights and school plays and speech nights. Cook meals. Keep up a supply of healthy snack foods. Do the grocery shopping. Cook for school fetes and street stalls. Make fancy dress costumes and drama costumes. Spend time with the other kids. Help with homework.

    Add to that, for many women, make ALL the family's clothing and soft furnishings. Grow vegetables and fruit. Buy vegies in bulk when cheap and dry them and vacuum pack. Chop and stack wood for a fire in winter. Mow the lawn. Trim the edges. Weed the flower gardens. Wash the car.

    It is NOT a walk-in-the-park. Even with average kids, anyone who says it's easy isn't doing the job properly. There are mothers and housewives, and then there are mothers and housewives. Some do very little. Others work very hard for very long hours. It all depends what you choose to invest in your family, and your family circumstances.

    I know one man who, despite his wife doing all the housework, cooking, washing, gardening, caring for kids, and looking after their seriously disabled child, walked out because he couldn't stand the strain of a disabled child's needs - and he was only there for a few hours each day and one day on the weekend.
    Tib
    27th Feb 2018
    4:27pm
    Ok Rainey that's the job of a carer not the job of a housewife and mother, it's not the same thing. The last time that a housewife and mother was a full time job was when my grandmother was a girl. Before the contraceptive pill, she had thirteen children , then the nazis invaded one child was severely burnt and one died when they were young. They hid in the cellar while the English threw grenades in every second house. Most of the women today think they're a martyr if they miss a couple of hours sleep and have to cook a couple of meals because it interferes with their lunch time TV. I'm surprised they can breath without someone pushing their chest up and down.
    Tib
    27th Feb 2018
    4:31pm
    By the way I don't know any woman who makes clothes or soft furnishings because they are cheaper to buy than to make. Unless they're doing it for a hobby.So your spreading it on a bit thick.
    Anonymous
    27th Feb 2018
    5:25pm
    Poor Rainey - her life is hard becasue she chooses to be a negative nellie

    Triss - being a stay at home mum to healthy kids is the easiest job in the world
    Getting up a few times in the night is no big deal when you havent got to go to work the next day
    Save your feminist b/s for your little coffee morning groups
    Blossom
    27th Feb 2018
    6:46pm
    Tib,
    I know a lot of Mums who at least fix the hems on clothes.
    Raphael,
    Being a stay at home Mum is not the easiest job in the world.
    There is office jobs much easier than that. As for getting up a few times in the night, it means you are tired during the day while trying to do all the normal household chores, care for your young children. Do guys how long it takes to hang out and bring in the washing? Most don't even know how the washing machine works. Do they realise how much money the Mums save on the power bill by doing that to help make ends meet. Not all Mums have the luxury of a dishwasher either. They don't all buy prepared meals, takeaway or get taken out for meals apart from as a special treat.
    Anonymous
    27th Feb 2018
    7:30pm
    You live in la la land blossom

    I would exchange jobs in a heartbeat - have a great life at home while some else works their arse off in a boring office putting up with idiot bosses and co workers, for decades
    While the lazy woman stays at home not a care in the world , and still has the gall to complain

    If I had my time over again and wanted kids, I'd hire a surrogate
    Tib
    27th Feb 2018
    10:18pm
    Blossom Raphael is right if you think the stuff in your comment is hard work you have never worked a day in your life.
    By the way Raphael I couldn't have said it better myself. When you look at Blossom's comment you realise just how spoilt women are and how little they did. Taking the washing out to the line is her big sacrifice. If we only knew then what we know now. You can see why young men won't go near marriage. What were we thinking.
    Old Geezer
    28th Feb 2018
    12:01pm
    Being a mother is no big deal at all so you are laying it on a bit think OGR. You don't have to do 90% of those things you did but you did them because they were important to you.
    Old Geezer
    27th Feb 2018
    2:58pm
    So they asked a person who died of a stroke or heart attack if they had sleep problems. Well they have no sleep problems now.
    Triss
    27th Feb 2018
    3:06pm
    Good one, OG.
    brainstraina
    27th Feb 2018
    3:22pm
    TIB's 3.09 comment has one of those annoying, random and meaningless apostrophes thrown in.
    Tib
    27th Feb 2018
    4:43pm
    Really I hope I'm not bothering you ,',,,,,,,..,,,,,!!!!!!!!,,,,?,"" ,m. ,mn. M,,,,,,!!!!!!!. If I knew it was that easy I would of done it earlier. Ha ha
    Eddy
    27th Feb 2018
    4:30pm
    So what do these conclusions actually mean? Is a 85yo having a stroke or heart attack a victim of disturbed sleep patterns; probably not. These conclusions seem meaningless without additional data, such as age, lifestyle etc. The only statistic that is absolutely predictable is that the probability of death sometime within 125 years after birth is invariably 100%.
    Tee
    27th Feb 2018
    5:29pm
    well said Eddy! ' .. miss your ''funnies''
    MD
    27th Feb 2018
    8:09pm
    And innit a fact Eddy, thanks. 'For whom the bell tolls'.
    VeryCaringBigBear
    28th Feb 2018
    6:58am
    No problem sleeping at all. All I have to do is turn on the trellis and I am asleep within minutes.as it is so boring.

    I also go to bed and sleep like a log until daylight.
    Jan
    2nd Mar 2018
    7:29am
    Apologies for my existence, Tib. Every time I read the comments on here I regret it, because there is Tib denigrating every woman in every way possible. He turns every comment thread around to be about him. Must be a miserable existence.
    KEVINJ
    3rd Mar 2018
    3:03pm
    Truly Corrupt RABBLE, in AUSTn STATE &, FED, politics, surely Plays On our minds, Enough, to affect, our HEALTH.- We can't See It, but It is THERE &, will get Worse, with the ABSOLute &,- Proper "N O- HOPER-S", thinking THEY are ALL, - running, VERY U N-LucKy, AUSTRALIA.. JAIL, wld BE, TOO good for them.- TOO many PPl, we Know, Do VOTE all Wrong, so "i t" continues.
    brainstraina
    22nd Jun 2018
    2:23pm
    Oh dear! Reading back through February and the delightful contributions from TIB and Raphael. A mysoginistic pair of little lads. Apart from their unpleasantness; TIB must be very young because (apart from the misused apostrophe) he also uses the words "I must of done.....". The -'must of' - has no meaning in the English language. His ignorance shows that he neither reads nor writes. How does 'must've' become 'must of'? So, about what else is he ignorant? On reading some of the posts, it does appear that he (and the delightful Raphael) have little knowledge of most others' lives. I do sympathise that they've (TIB, should I say 'they of'?) had some less than pleasant experiences in their lives, but; HEY, join the club fellas. All this unpleasantness over the issue of the link between sleeping patterns and heart disease and some individuals chose to make a comment.
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