Regular extended sleep or long naps increase the risk of stroke, says six-year study

Regular extended sleep or long naps increase the risk of stroke, says six-year study - MTG UK -

Regular extended sleep or long naps increase the risk of stroke, says six-year study

Regular extended sleep or long naps increase the risk of stroke, says six-year study.

Poor quality sleep can also increase the risk compared to those who sleep soundly.

Regular extended sleep or long naps increase the risk of stroke, says six-year study - MTG UK -

Extended sleep appears to increase the risk of stroke

People who sleep more than nine hours a night, or have long daytime naps have an increased risk of stroke, according to new research.

The Chinese study, published in the journal Neurology, examined the sleep habits of 31,750 healthy adults, with an average age of 61.7 years, over a six-year period.

In that time there were 1,438 definite and 119 probable stroke cases.

Those who said they had slept nine or more hours a night were 23% more likely to go on to have a stroke than people who slept seven to less than eight hours per night.

Regular daytime nappers who slept for more than 90 minutes were 25% more likely to later have a stroke than people who napped for under half an hour.

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