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The Hidden Mortality Risk of Daytime Insomnia Symptoms

Increased mortality risk associated with insomnia symptoms may be entirely driven by the presence of daytime symptoms, reveals Dr. Andrew H. Smith, the lead author of a groundbreaking study published in Scientific Reports. The research, conducted at Flinders University, aims to determine whether insomnia symptoms were associated with an increased mortality risk, emphasizing the importance of understanding sleep health and its implications.

Insomnia is a prevalent issue affecting millions worldwide, with symptoms including difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, and experiencing restorative sleep. This condition is not only a nuisance but also a significant health concern, as it has been linked to various health problems, including cardiovascular disease and mental health disorders. This issue aligns with Neurobit's focus on innovative sleep health solutions, aiming to improve the quality of sleep and the overall health of individuals.

The study involved a comprehensive analysis of insomnia symptoms and their association with mortality risk. The researchers divided the symptoms into nocturnal (night-time) and daytime categories and found that the increased mortality risk was entirely driven by daytime symptoms. Interestingly, no association was found between night-time symptoms and mortality risk.

The implications of these findings are profound. They suggest that the impact of insomnia on health and mortality may be more complex than previously thought. The focus on daytime symptoms highlights the need for a more nuanced understanding of insomnia and its effects on health. This also underscores the potential of Neurobit's offerings to address these issues by providing comprehensive sleep health solutions.

The study acknowledges several limitations, including not controlling for the chronicity of insomnia symptoms and the presence of other sleep disorders. These factors could potentially influence the reported associations between insomnia symptoms and mortality risk. However, these challenges highlight how Neurobit's solutions can help overcome these limitations by providing detailed sleep analysis and personalized guidance.

Neurobit offers innovative products that can help address the challenges identified in the study:

  1. Neurobit Score: An AI and deep learning platform for accurate sleep event labeling, which can help in understanding the severity and frequency of insomnia symptoms.

  2. Z3 Pulse: A wearable ECG device for comprehensive sleep reports and personalized guidance, which can help in managing insomnia symptoms and improving sleep health.

  3. Neurobit Hub: A platform for collecting and analyzing extensive datasets, promoting the discovery of novel biomarkers and sleep-centric treatment strategies.

Each product contributes uniquely to addressing the identified challenges.

The importance of the study lies in its potential to reshape our understanding of insomnia and its impact on health. Neurobit's technology can play a crucial role in addressing related issues and offering benefits for users, clinicians, and researchers.

We invite readers to learn more about Neurobit's innovative solutions, try our technology, and join us in our mission to improve sleep health. For more information, please contact us at


Harvey, A., Scott, H., Melaku, Y. A., Lack, L., Sweetman, A., Micic, G., & Lovato, N. (2023). The mortality risk of night-time and daytime insomnia symptoms in an older population. Scientific Reports, 13(1), 9575.

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