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Amount of Sleep May Be Correlated to Stroke Risk

According to CBS News, research presented at the American Society of Hypertension annual meeting has found that people with high blood pressure who sleep fewer than five or more than eight hours per night have a significantly higher risk for stroke. Those who recorded fewer than five hours of shuteye per night had an 83 percent increased risk for stroke compared to healthy sleepers. Additionally, those who slept for more than eight hours per night experienced 74 percent higher odds of a stroke. The researchers cannot say whether getting the correct amount of sleep will lower stroke risk, but for those who do need sleep assistance, the National Sleep Foundation recommends avoiding electronic device use before bedtime as well as avoiding alcohol, cigarettes and heavy meals for at least two hours prior to bedtime.

Read the article published by CBS News.