Healio: Heart failure may be a predictor of insomnia symptoms.

“Several factors contribute to insomnia symptoms in heart failure, including advancing age, depression, comorbidities, symptom burden and pain,”Rida Gharzeddine, PhD, RN, assistant professor at Rutgers-Camden School of Nursing, New Jersey, said during a presentation. “However, it is unclear if heart failure itself independent of those associated factors contribute to insomnia symptoms.”

Researchers examined the association of HF with insomnia symptoms after adjusting for sociodemographic, clinical and lifestyle factors. These factors included age, sex, race, ethnicity, education, marital status, income, poverty level, sleep-disordered breathing, obesity, depression symptoms, comorbid diseases, smoking, alcohol consumption and physical activity.

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