We all know how important it is to get a good night's sleep. Now, a new study shows that heart failure patients who have trouble sleeping could be at an increased risk for hospitalization. Researchers recently presented the preliminary findings of a study on heart failure at EuroHeartCare 2014. The study tracked 499 patients hospitalized for heart failure. It found that having patents with continuous sleep problems had double the risk for being hospitalized again for all causes, including heart-related reasons.
The lead author, Dr Peter Johansson, cited "drinking coffee or too much alcohol late at night, having a bedroom that is too hot or too cold, or having upsetting conversations before going to bed," as possible reasons for a bad night's sleep.
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