Being tired may be the sign of future heart attacks

According to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Asia Pacific Scientific Forum, both anger and exhaustion may result in future heart attacks or sudden cardiac death. Janice Williams, lead author of the study, believes that this is the first research to report on the combined effects of these two psychological states.

Between 1990 and 1998, scientists followed nearly 12,500 men and women between the ages of 45 and 64. Participants were asked to take a 21-item survey to determine their levels of exhaustion. The results showed that those more prone to anger and exhaustion were nearly 70 percent more likely to succumb to a heart attack than those with relatively low levels of both.

There are a number of ways one can reduce feelings of tiredness. Turning off all screens about half an hour before bedtime is a great way to help ensure a restful night’s sleep. Supplements are also available that may help one maintain healthy energy levels, such as Dr. Harris’ Original Energy Boost from Dr. Newton’s Naturals.

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