Study finds sleeping more than eight hours could raise risk of stroke
Adults who sleep more than eight hours a night may face a higher risk of stroke, according to a study published in Neurology.
Researchers found that long sleepers were 46% more likely to have a stroke than those who got only six to eight hours of sleep a night, reports CBS News about the study.
It’s unclear if sleeping longer is a cause, consequence or early warning sign of declining brain health, the report notes.
Further, they found, people whose sleep pattern changed from sleeping less than six hours a night to more than eight hours a night were four times more likely to suffer a stroke than those who consistently got an average amount of sleep.