Washington: Habitually sleeping less than six hours at night significantly elevates risk of stroke among middle-aged and older adults of normal weight at low risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).These findings were based on a study of 5,666 people, who were followed for up to three years. The participants had no history of stroke, transient ischemic attack (when blood flow to a part of the brain stops briefly), stroke symptoms or high risk for OSA at the start of the study.Researchers from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, US, recorded the first stroke symptoms, along with demographic information, stroke risk factors, depression symptoms and various health behaviours.After adjusting for body-mass index (BMI or height to weight ratio), they found a strong link with daily sleep periods of less than six hours and a greater incidence of stroke symptoms for middle-age to older adults, even beyond other risk factors.
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