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A new study has made stunning revelations. It has found that alcohol use increases suicide risk among women, especially those who have symptoms of insomnia such as sleep disturbance and daytime tiredness, shows research.
The principal investigator Michael Nadorff, assistant professor at Mississippi State University, said, the results are vital as they help demonstrate that alcohol use is associated with an increase in suicide risk, and that this increase may be partially due to insomnia symptoms.
The study also suggests that the targeted assessment and treatment of specific sleep problems may reduce the risk of suicide among those who consume alcohol.
Nadorff said, by better understanding the relationship, and the mechanisms associated with increased risk, the researchers can better design interventions to reduce suicide risk.
The study involved 375 undergraduate students at an university in the US.
The participants completed an online questionnaire that examined insomnia symptoms, nightmares, alcohol use and suicide risk.