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Sleeplessness, Work Stress Triple Death Risk In Those With High BP

A recent study has revealed that both stress and insomnia affects employees who suffer from hypertension.

Recent research has revealed that compared to the ones who had formidable sleep and never experienced professional stress, the employees with hypertension, stress, and insomnia are thrice more susceptible to death caused by cardiovascular diseases. The research was conducted on almost 2000 employees of the age between 25 and 65 years. These subjects suffered from high blood pressure, though they did not have diabetes or cardiovascular disease.

The study also revealed that those with either job-related strain and stress or insomnia had a higher risk of cardiovascular death. However, the risk was very much higher in case of those who had either or both these factors.

As per the AHA or the American Heart Association, normal BP in case of adults is 120/80 mmHg. However, that reading in case of one with hypertension becomes 130/80 mmHg or even higher.

High BP is indeed a very common problem of the average Americans and the AHA estimates that at present almost 103 million adults are suffering from hypertension and high blood pressure in the US. This number seems to increase always, as studies reveal that it rose by almost 11% between 2005 and 2015.

Another factor that contributes immensely to heart disease is stress. As per the researchers, a job can be termed as ‘stressful’ if it exerts high pressure on the employees to meet certain targets and if it does not give them much liberty or control over the responsibilities they are expected to carry out within a certain period.

Hypertension itself is enough alarming and is considered as a potential cause of heart disease. Things become even more alarming when it is coupled with insomnia and professional stress.  All these collectively make situations more complicated and critical.

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