Insomnia Subtypes and the Subsequent Risks of Stroke

​STROKEAHA: April 3, 2014

Report From a Nationally Representative Cohort

Background and Purpose—The studies assessing the impact of insomnia on stroke are still lacking. We aim to investigate insomnia in relation to subsequent stroke during the 4-year follow-up.

Methods—Data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database were used. Enrollees with International Classification of Diseases, Ninth RevisionClinical Modification diagnosis code for insomnia were compared with randomly selected, age- and sex-matched noninsomnia enrollees with subsequent hospitalization for stroke during the 4-year follow-up. All enrollees, insomniacs and noninsomniacs, did not have previous diagnosis of stroke, sleep apnea, and insomnia. Read More