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A Link Between Sleep and Stroke…Who Knew?

Posted Sep 07 2008 8:37pm

Over the many years researchers have been hard at work to find new ways to prevent strokes. This time the researchers may have found a gem, finding a link between strokes and sleep duration. Though this study is still in the works and there has not been a result locked in stone…we have a start. According to an article in MSNBC there maybe hope for those at risk for strokes.

Recently Dr. Jiu-Chiuan Chen has found a link between sleep duration and strokes in women. Dr. Chen has done a 7 year study with more than 93,000 women between 50-79 years of age that shows an increase in stroke with women who sleep more than 7 hour durations. Dr. Chen found during the study that 1,166 woman with these sleeping patterns have had Ischemic strokes.

To read more on this amazing find go too MSNBC.

Until next time,

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