A new study links chronic insomnia with kidney decline and failure, as well as with the risk of early death in the case of United States veterans, according to Medical News Today.

Managing long-term sleeplessness may help to stave off such negative health outcomes, the researchers hypothesize. Research has identified insomnia as the most common sleep disorder, with around 35.2 percent of adults in the United States reporting short nightly sleep duration, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Sleeplessness is also linked with a large number of health conditions, including depressive symptoms, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and Alzheimer’s, to name but a few. On the flip side, recent studies have emphasized the protective quality of a good night’s sleep when it comes to the chronic effects of stress.