NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – There is no link between insomnia and premature death, according to a new report, published in the journal Sleep Medicine. Scientists have reviewed 17 studies, including nearly 37 million people, to collect their findings, according to the BBC.
The report contradicts the findings of the National Health Service in Britain, which said that in addition to people exposed to obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, insomnia shortens life expectancy.
But for those who suffer from insomnia, persistent anxiety about the relationship between sleep deprivation and short-term life will not worry them any more. "I do not think so," says Navid Khan, a high school student who does not sleep more than 4 hours a day every night.