A recent study of sleep and health data of more than 30,000 adults(12,437 who had been diagnosed with sleep disorders) by European researchers showed a clear association between sleep disorders and behaviors such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, mental health problems( stress and depression) and chronic illnesses (Heart failure and coronary artery disease). The data also showed that people with sleep problems had a 3 fold increase in mortality and a higher risk of deaths by suicide.

J Clin Psychiatry 2007;9 (5)

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