Men who suffer from insomnia and who sleep for under six hours a night have an increased risk of dying, according to a US study.
Researchers found this group were four times more likely to die than other men over a 14 year period. No significant increased risk of death was found for women suffering from the same sleeping problems over a 10 year period.
The study involved 1,000 women with a mean age of 47 years and 741 men with and average age of 50.
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