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Are you getting enough sleep… or too much? Sleep and stroke risk

The importance of getting enough sleep has been emphasized by hundreds of studies in recent years, and we’ve embraced the topic many times on this blog.

Inadequate sleep has been linked to obesity, heart disease, diabetes, blood pressure, and other health problems. And, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, up to 72,000 vehicle collisions and 6,000 demises result each year due to sleep-deprived drivers.

But what about too much sleep? Could that was all right for you, extremely? Harmonizing to a new study, the answer is also available yes.

More sleep, more movements?

Researchers publicizing in the December 11, 2019, online issue of Neurology describe an analysis of stroke risk among nearly 32,000 adults with an average age of 62. The study’s generators likened rates of stroke with study subjects’ self-reported sleep habits.

Their finds were startling( at least to me) and included 😛 TAGEND

Those who reported sleeping nine or more hours each night had a 23% higher peril of apoplexy than those sleeping less than eight hours each night. Stroking jeopardy was 25% higher among persons who took midday catnaps for at least 90 hours compared with those napping for less than 30 instants.

Poor sleep quality was also linked to higher stroke gamble

Combinations of these factors had an even more dramatic effect on blow peril, including an 85% higher hazard among those who slept at least nine hours every night and also took midday naps for at least 90 minutes. Similarly, an 82% higher blow hazard was observed among those who slept longer at night and too reported inadequate sleep quality.

Does this mean too much sleep starts strokes?

If you are a person who sleeps more than nine hours every night, takes long midday siestums, and feels your sleep excellence is poor, these results may be troubling. But before trying to change your sleep wonts, keep in mind this study did not conclude that more sleep actually induces strokes.

This study receive an association between apoplexy jeopardy and longer sleep, longer midday siesta, or poverty-stricken sleep character. But an association is not the same as causation. Preferably than longer sleep duration justification apoplexies, there are other possible explanations for the findings. For example, people who sleep more at night or siesta more during the day may have other determining factor for stroking, such as 😛 TAGEND

A highest incidence of dimple. Excess sleeping or poor sleep tone is also available indications of dimple, and prior studies have noted higher motion proportions among chilled souls. A more sedentary life-style. Those who are not active may sleep or siesta more and also have more cardiovascular risk factors( such as smoking or hypertension) than those who exercise regularly. Past experiment has noted less favorable cholesterol degrees and larger waist circumference among long sleepers and nappers. Sleep apnea. Longer sleep duration, more napping, and poor-quality sleep may be more common among beings with sleep apnea, a condition linked to an increased risk of movement. This new study did not ask themes about sleep ills such as sleep apnea.

In addition, this study had weakness that could call its findings into question or limit its applicability. These include trust on self-reported sleep habits and character, and inclusion exclusively of middle-aged and older Chinese adults without prior cancer or congestive heart failure; the results might have been quite different if others were included in the study.

The bottom line

Sleep is a strange thing. It’s often doubtful why some people sleep more or less than others, or why sure-fire sleep illness( such as insomnia or sleep apnea) alter so many people while giving others. At a season when there’s so much media emphasis on the importance of getting enough sleep, this new study conjures the possibility that more sleep may not always be a good thing. Still, we’ll need additional study on the question of whether more sleep is hazardous before making such a conglomerate recommendations to limit sleep duration.

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