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Study Shows Link Between Sleep Problems and PTSD Symptoms After Heart Attack


According to a new study conducted by researchers at Yale University, Columbia University Medical Center and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, there’s a link between poor sleep and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms (PTSD) after a heart attack.

Although PTSD is a very common condition in rape survivors or war veterans, studies have shown that about one in eight heart attack survivors will develop PTSD, according to a New York Time Article.

The study looked at 188 people who had suffered a heart attack within the past month. Participants sleep quality and PTSD symptoms were measured. The results showed similar findings to previous studies claiming that almost 70 percent of people who suffer from PTSD also experience sleep disturbances.

For more on the study as well as tips on how to catch better sleep, read the full article on HuffingtonPost.com.

 


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