Study links insomnia genes to heart disease, stroke risk

On August 23, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Scientists used data from more than 1.6 million people to link insomnia genes to a higher risk of heart disease and stroke but not atrial fibrillation. Does insomnia contribute to heart disease, or is heart disease a contributing factor for insomnia? Heart disease is the leading cause of death in…

Insomnia associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke

On April 4, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Insomnia is associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke, according to research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. “Sleep is important for biological recovery and takes around a third of our lifetime, but in modern society more and more people complain of insomnia,”…

Sleep disorders increase stroke risk, harm recovery

On August 4, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep disorders increase the risk of stroke and hinder recovery from the condition. This is the conclusion of a new review published in the journal Neurology. The new review concludes that sleep problems can raise stroke risk and hinder patient recovery. Around 50-70 million adults in the United…

Stroke severity worse for shift workers

On June 5, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

New research provides further evidence of the harms of shift work, after finding it may increase stroke severity by interfering with the body’s internal clock, with men faring worst. Researchers found stroke severity may be worse for shift workers, especially men. Study co-author David Earnest, Ph.D., of the…

New research highlights need to give greater consideration to sleep in stroke care

On March 16, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Researchers identify sleep as a problem in patients with stroke, and highlight the need to give greater consideration to sleep in stroke care, and in particular stroke rehabilitation. Latest findings from the University of Surrey and University of Freiburg all point towards the important role of sleep in…

Getting the right amounts of sleep and regular exercise lower stroke risk

On February 19, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Getting seven to eight hours of sleep a night and exercising 30 to 60 minutes, three to six times a week, are healthy behaviors that can greatly reduce adults’ stroke risk, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016. Researchers used a…

Broken sleep raises risk of stroke

On January 15, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Elderly people who sleep poorly and awaken frequently are more likely to have hardened blood vessels or oxygen-starved tissue in the brain, according to a report published in the journal Stroke. Sleep fragmentation may affect brain arteries and tissues.Image credit: American Heart Association As people age, they experience…