(Andrew Weil, M.D.) Losing out on sleep may increase the risk of having a stroke.
This news comes from a study … where researchers found a fourfold risk of stroke among normal-weight people who sleep fewer than six hours a night. None of the study participants suffered from sleep apnea, a disorder that is known to increase the risk of stroke among overweight people…
The lead researcher noted that lack of sleep can increase inflammation and cause increases in blood pressure and the release of certain hormones, and speculated that these factors may combine to boost the risk for stroke.
Community: Here are some tips for sleeping better. And there are many more things we can do to prevent, delay, or reduce the severity of having a stroke.
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