Excessive Sleepiness Predicts Death

March 1, 2009 | Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

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 Excessive Sleepiness Predicts Death
Energy is the backbone of life and a new study makes this perfectly clear. A group of 9294 individuals, age 65 at the start of study, was followed for six years. Those with excessive daytime sleepiness1 had a 49% increased risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and a 33% increased risk of dying from any cause.

Excessive daytime sleepiness is now a new independent risk factor for death. I wonder how long it will take the medical profession to figure out that statin drugs and blood pressure drugs rob the elderly of energy.

There is a reason in America there are 450,000 extra new cases of heart failure every year, an alarming trend that is consistent with the increased use of anti-energy statins in the elderly population.

Whatever happened to the principle of first do no harm? If you think you need to take a medication that is making you tired – give it a second thought, especially if you are over 65 – before it is your last thought.

Referenced Studies

  1. ^ Sleepiness, Cardiovascular Health, & Mortality  Stroke  JP Empana, Y Dauviliers, JF Dartigues et al.

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