Work stress and poor sleep increase for employees with high blood pressure the risk of death by heart disease by three times. A new study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology shows. Researchers advise those Affected, urgently, to learn strategies for stress management and sleep disorders to treat.
Under 1.959 workers between the ages of 25 and 65 years with hypertension but without cardiovascular disease or Diabetes, a comparison has been made: Compared with people without the stress of Work and with a good night’s sleep for persons with both risk factors had a three times higher probability to die prematurely from a cardiovascular disease. In the case of people with work-related stress alone, the risk was 1.6-fold higher in persons with poor sleep by a factor of 1.8.
Professor Karl-Heinz Ladwig of the Medical faculty of the Technical University of Munich, says: "Sleep should be a time to Relax, Unwind and Energy. If you have work Stress, helps sleep, to recover. Unfortunately, poor sleep and Stress often go hand in hand, and in combination with hypertension, the effect is still harmful."
Ladwig advises on stress management, exercises about relaxation, living a healthy lifestyle (not Smoking, physical activity, includes, possibly, a loss of weight), social contacts, and techniques for coping with Stress and anxiety at home and at work. To be able to a good night’s sleep on a regular sleep and Wake times, as well as relaxation training, to contribute, where appropriate, also special therapies.
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