Insomnia endangers the heart after a heart attack (and beyond)

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Lack of good quality and quantity sleep increases the risk of new serious events, such as heart attack, stroke, or death by 16%.

Those who have heart disease or have suffered a heart attack need to get plenty of rest. Sleep is also necessary for persons who have stents or have undergone bypass surgery.

For these individuals, a lack of restorative sleep in terms of both quality and quantity increases the risk of new cardiac events requiring hospitalization, such as heart attack, stroke, or the onset of decompensation, as well as mortality from circulatory difficulties.

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