Excerpt of an Article by Maureen Salamon | CBS News
People with high blood pressure who sleep less than five hours or more than eight hours each night may have significantly higher odds of a stroke, new research suggests.
Analyzing data from more than 200,000 U.S. residents with high blood pressure, scientists determined that “insufficient” sleepers logging less than five hours of shuteye each night had an 83 percent increased risk of stroke compared to “healthy” sleepers who got seven to eight hours of sleep.
“Long” sleepers reporting more than eight hours of nightly sleep experienced a 74 percent higher stroke risk than healthy sleepers, according to the study.
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