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A Simple Thing You Can Do to Reduce Stroke Risk by 4x: Sleep

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The research provides some dramatic information:

The three-year study of 5,666 adults found that stroke risk was four times higher with less than six hours a night, vs. seven to eight. That applied to those whose body mass index (BMI) — a number based on height and weight — was normal and who were at low risk for sleep apnea.

Sleep study participants had no history of stroke, no symptoms and were not at high risk for sleep apnea. They self-reported sleep duration and any stroke symptoms at six-month intervals.


Sleep helps the brain. In some cases, a LOT. 

I better go to bed soon then.

Ha! You and me both, Andrew. 

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