American scientists came to the conclusion that systematic sleep deprivation increases the risk of stroke several times. Especially noteworthy is the fact that in developed countries, every third person is suffering from insomnia.
Scientists from the Medical center Chi-Mei in Taiwan conducted an analysis of people with established insomnia and without this deviation. Only the study involved 85 thousand people. Participants were divided into three groups. In the first group were people with persistent sleep problems, the second people from periodic insomnia, third - healthy people (control group).
Research has proven that regular sleep disorders increase the risk of stroke in half in four years. At particular risk persons aged from 18 to 35 years of age and patients with diabetes.
Today, scientists cannot definitively establish a causal link between insomnia and strokes. It is likely that sleep disturbances provoke inflammatory changes, increased blood pressure, faster wear out the nervous and cardiovascular system.