High blood pressure linked to the 'hyper' state of chronic insomnia

January 27, 2015 8:05 AM

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High blood pressure linked to the 'hyper' state of chronic insomnia

The study, which monitored 219 chronic insomniacs and 96 normal sleepers in a dedicated sleep laboratory, is published in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension. The sleep-disordered people were classified with chronic insomnia if they had had difficulty sleeping for at least 6 months.

Completed in a specialist hospital unit in Chengdu, China, the study claims to be the first to investigate a link between high blood pressure - hypertension - and "insomnia with physiological hyperarousal."

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