Sleeping Too Much Or Too Little Might Increase Stroke Risk
People who sleep more than eight hours per night are 45 percent more likely to have a stroke, according to a University of Cambridge study.By Katherine Biek | February 26, 2015
Like to get more than eight hours of sleep a night? Well, a new study just discovered that could lead to as much as a 45 percent higher chance of stroke.
University of Cambridge researchers followed 9,700 people between the ages of 42 and 81 for almost a decade to study their sleeping patterns. 346 of the participants suffered a stroke during that time period.
Looking at factors like age and sex, the researchers found those who slept for less than six hours each day were 19 percent more likely to have a stroke. Those who slept for more than eight hours daily had a 45 percent greater chance of stroke.