Insomnia suffers have 650 per cent above average accident risk

People suffering from sleeping disorders face a high risk of having accidents, a scientist has warned.Graz-based scientist Manfred Walzl said today (Thurs) that people affected by insomnia and other sleeping disorders for a long period of time are 650 per cent more likely to be involved in all kinds of accidents during the daytime.”People who sleep badly make mistakes,” Walzl said.The expert explained that how well people managed to recover while sleeping was more important for their fitness and abilities to performance in their jobs than the actual length of their night-time naps.Walzl also said that people who are unable to sleep for a reasonable time, or at all during the night have similar reaction levels to those of drinkers.Around a quarter of Austrians are affected by sleeping disorders, according to Walzl.