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Study Links Insomnia to Risk of Stroke

People who experience insomnia may also be more likely to experience a strokeThe Huffington Post reports. The finding is based on a study published in Stroke that assessed 21,000 people with insomnia and 64,000 people without insomnia over a period of 4 years. Researchers also divided insomniacs into two groups: chronic/persistent insomniacs who experienced insomnia consistently for 1-6 months and relapse insomniacs who experienced insomnia over the course of the 4 years after being free of insomnia for 6 months or longer. “Researchers found that insomnia was associated with a 54 percent increased risk of being hospitalized for stroke over the four-year study period. They also found that stroke incidence was higher for people with persistent insomnia, compared with those who were in remission.”

Read the article published by The Huffington Post.

Read the study in Stroke.