Recent Study Finds Interrupted Sleep May Cause Early Death

written by / April 30, 2021
Recent Study Finds Interrupted Sleep May Cause Early Death

A recent study has shown a definite link between sleep problems and premature death for a number of reasons, especially in women. 8001 men and women took part in this scientific study published by the European Heart Journal. The findings showed the first scientific link between sleep problems and death. 

People who wake up during the night and struggle to sleep through the night are at higher risk of dying earlier than people who get a good night’s sleep every night. The study has shown that people who wake up during the night — but are not necessarily conscious during that time — are nearly twice as likely to develop cardiovascular diseases, as well as other issues that might lead to premature death. 

It has been made clear through many scientific studies that quality sleep is extremely important. However, this is the first time that a link between poor sleep patterns and death has been scientifically proven. 

There are many reasons why a person would wake without consciousness during the night. Some of the factors that cause this include discomfort, pain, noise, movement of a partner, and light. People who suffer from cortical arousal (the scientific term for wakeful unconsciousness) may not even know that they are experiencing it. 

This study further proves that sleep is vital to our health and well-being. Not only do we need to get enough sleep, but we also need to get quality sleep. This is why so many people use sleep aids, whether these are over-the-counter medications or prescription sleeping pills, like benzodiazepines.

Hi, my name is Jes and I’m a writer and editor from Cape Town, South Africa. I love writing about a number of topics from personal health to the workplace and marketing. I believe that everyone has the right to an opinion, but that opinion should be thoroughly investigated and based on solid information.