German scientists from the Technical University of Munich found that stress in combination with insomnia increases the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases by 3 times in people with hypertension.
The study involved nearly 2,000 people aged 25 to 65 years. All of them had high blood pressure, but at the time of the study did not suffer from diabetes or cardiovascular disease. Scientists observed the subjects and evaluated how stress and sleep deficit affect heart health.
It is known that hypertension is in itself one of the key risk factors for the development of heart and vascular diseases. But the results of the study showed that the combination of high blood pressure with stress and insomnia increases the likelihood of potential heart problems by 3 times.
Scientists point out that in a study of stress, for example, work was considered, in which high demands are placed on a person against the background of a minimum of control over their implementation. Researchers emphasize that in a state of working stress people live for years and decades. The same goes for sleep problems. In general, this leads to a decrease in the resource of the organism and increases the risk of premature death.
According to experts, it is possible that employers should be involved in solving the problem, which could reduce the level of work stress in the field and even give employees the opportunity to somehow eliminate the sleep deficit. Doctors should specify the features of their lifestyle among hypertensive patients in order to determine among them the group at increased risk of developing heart and vascular diseases.