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More sleep may put you at higher stroke risk

In yet one more occasion of how an excessive amount of of an excellent factor will be unhealthy for you, new analysis exhibits that individuals who sleep greater than eight hours an evening face elevated danger of stroke.


Lengthy sleepers — those that sleep greater than eight hours an evening — are forty six p.c extra prone to have a stroke than individuals who sleep six to eight hours an evening, which is taken into account a mean quantity of sleep, the findings confirmed.

“We have no idea but whether or not lengthy sleep is a trigger, consequence or early marker of sick well being,” mentioned examine creator Yue Leng from the College of Cambridge in Britain.

The research concerned 9,692 individuals with a median age of sixty two who had by no means had a stroke. They had been requested about their sleeping habits as soon as after which once more about 4 years later. The individuals have been adopted for a median of 9.5 years. Throughout that point, 346 individuals had a stroke.

Of the 986 folks, who slept greater than eight hours an evening, fifty two had a stroke, in comparison with 211 of the 6,684 individuals who slept a mean quantity. Individuals who shifted over time from sleeping lower than six hours an evening to sleeping greater than eight hours an evening had been practically 4 occasions as more likely to have a stroke as folks, who persistently slept a mean quantity.

The connection between lengthy sleep and stroke stayed the identical after researchers accounted for elements equivalent to excessive ldl cholesterol, hypertension, physique mass index and bodily exercise.

The examine appeared within the journal Neurology.

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