A study has shown a clear link between disrupted sleep and a higher risk of death, particularly in women.
The study, published in the European Heart Journal, monitored 8001 men and women and found that women who suffered from unconscious wakefulness had an increased risk of dying from cardiovascular disease which was nearly double that seen in the general female population.
The association was not so clear in men and it seemed that their risk of cardiovascular death due to interrupted sleep increased by just over a quarter, in comparison with risks seen the general male population.
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