For optimum bodily functioning, it is advised that you get at least six to eight hours of sleep. Insomnia is becoming increasingly widespread. Oversleep should also be avoided since it increases the risk of a stroke.
While sleeping too much on weekends may seem like a luxury, sleeping too much on a regular basis might suggest a medical problem. People who sleep for more than eight hours per day are more likely to have a stroke than those who sleep for six to eight hours per day, according to studies.
People as young as 25 are dying from cardiac arrest and stroke as a result of a sedentary lifestyle.
On December 11, 2019, scientists published an online edition of the journal Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. In it, they assessed the risk of stroke in 32,000 persons with an average age of 62.
The researchers found a relationship between stroke rates and the study participants’ self-reported sleep habits.
What is the cause of a stroke? A stroke occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain is disturbed or reduced, resulting in brain tissue damage.
People who slept for more than nine hours per night had a 23% higher risk of stroke than those who slept for fewer than eight hours per night, according to the research.
Furthermore, persons who nap for at least 90 minutes during the day have a 25% greater risk of having a stroke than those who snooze for less than 30 minutes.
People who oversleep yet report bad sleep have an 82 percent higher risk of stroke. Even after a stroke, sleep problems are common. In the months that follow, more than half of the survivors have trouble sleeping. This can stymie rehabilitation, induce depression, and impair memory.
Although the exact mechanism linking excessive sleep to stroke is unknown. It has been noted that persons who sleep too much have higher cholesterol levels. This can contribute to weight gain and a higher risk of stroke.
Good news: According to doctors, a balanced diet and lifestyle choices can reduce the risk of stroke by 80%. To live a healthier life and lower the chance of stroke, keep active, eat less junk food, stop smoking. Also keep track of your blood pressure, sugar, and weight.