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Long-Term Study Links Chronic Insomnia to Increased Risk of Death


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People with chronic insomnia have an elevated risk of death. Research indicates that the adjusted hazard ratio for all-cause mortality was three times higher in people with chronic insomnia.

The risk of death was elevated for all subtypes of insomnia. The risk of death was highest in individuals with chronic early-awakening insomnia or chronic sleep-maintenance insomnia associated with difficulty getting back to sleep.


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