Insomnia in Young Men and in Older Adults Increase CV Risk
increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes in younger to mid-life men and
the elderly, but not in younger women.The insomnia is related to excessive sympathetic stimulation.This can be detected and treated by getting a
heart rate variability test (Max Pulse), which we offer in our office.If you are at risk, you can counter-balance
the risk with regular relaxation exercises.
See the CARDIA Study in the Journal of Preventive
Cardiology, Jan. 2014, 57-64.