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Insomnia's link to heart attacks, with guest Hani Aiash, MD, PhD, on Upstate's The Informed Patient podcast

Too little or too much sleep can be harmful, researchers find

Insomnia is linked to a substantially higher risk of heart attack, according to research by Upstate's Hani Aiash, MD, PhD. He explains how his team analyzed more than a million patients in various studies and sees insomnia as a modifiable risk factor for heart attacks, or myocardial infarctions. Length of sleep is also discussed, as well as tips for better sleep. Aiash is assistant dean of interprofessional research at Upstate and holds appointments in neurology, surgery, medicine and cardiovascular perfusion.