The link between PTSD and lack of sleep has always been something sufferers are very aware of in their daily lives. However, even more interesting information is coming out that links this poor sleep to increased risk on further incidents in those that have suffered heart attacks. — PTSD United Staff
Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online
A new study from researchers at Yale and Columbia suggests that a lack of sleep after suffering a heart attack could be due to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The study, which was published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine, builds on previous evidence suggesting that heart attack survivors with PTSD have twice the risk of having another cardiac episode or of dying within one to three years, compared to those patients without PTSD.