Health - HEALTH NEWS - SLEEPING NINE HOURS A NIGHT COULD RAISE STROKE RISK BY A QUARTER
12/12/2019 @ 0:12 PM
Sleeping for more than nine hours per night could increase the risk of a stroke by a quarter, research suggests. The research, published in the journal Neurology, involved more than 30,000 people with an average age of 62. Scientists found that people who sleep nine or more hours per night are 23 per cent more likely to suffer the life-threatening medical condition than those who sleep less than eight hours per night.
Those who took a regular midday nap lasting more than 90 minutes were 25 per cent more likely to later suffer a stroke than people who took a regular nap lasting from up to an hour or no nap at all. Participants did not have a history of stroke or other major health problems at the start of the study.
Study author Dr Xiaomin Zhang said: "More research is needed to understand how taking long naps and sleeping longer hours at night may be tied to an increased risk of stroke. Read more HERE
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