The Amount Of Sleep You Get May Dictate Your Stroke Risk

July 19, 2008

A new study has shown that sleeping too much or too little can greatly impact your stroke risk.....Boston (ChattahBox) – A new study has shown that sleeping too much or too little can greatly impact your stroke risk.

The study was conducted on 93,000 women, led by Dr. Jiu-Chiuan Chen, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Carolina School of Public Health.

This study focused on post-menopausal women, but applies to other people as well.

In the study, they found that those who sleep 9 hours a night regularly had a 60 to 70% increased risk of stroke compared to women who slept the normal 7 hours.

Women who did not get enough sleep, at six hours or less each night faced a 14% increased risk of stroke.

This study shows that not only does sleep deprivation harm your health, but sleeping too much does as well.

The study has been published in the July 18 issue of the journal Stroke.


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