Sleep too little or too much? You may have an increased risk of stroke, study finds – GLOBAL

April 5, 2023

People who have sleep problems, such as getting too much or too little shut-eye, or even snoring, may be at higher risk of having a stroke, according to a recent international study.

The peer-reviewed study published Wednesday in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, involved close to 4,500 participants globally, and examined the link between poor sleep and stroke.

People who consistently got less than five hours of sleep were three times more likely to have a stroke than those who get seven hours of sleep on average, the study found. And those who get more than nine hours of sleep were twice as likely to have a stroke than those who got seven hours of shut-eye.

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