New research shows that insomnia is a major contributor to deaths caused by motor vehicle crashes and other unintentional fatal injuries.

A new study from researchers in Norway shows that the risk of unintentional fatal injury increased with the number of insomnia symptoms present. People with three symptoms of insomnia were 2.8 times more likely to die from a fatal injury than those with no insomnia symptoms, even after adjusting for potential factors such as alcohol consumption and daily use of sleep medication.

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