We have all heard our parents, and medical professionals say to get more sleep, and more rest to stay alert. Well, a study shows that too much sleep, and not enough sleep can increase the risk of having a stroke.
However, researchers are unsure as to whether or not too much sleep was a cause, or perhaps an effect of early warning signs of heart problems. What researchers are suggesting is that individuals continue to get their eight hours of sleep, and not interrupt their sleep pattern in fear of having a stroke.
Researchers are looking for answers. Their main concern is to link longer sleeping with strokes, particularly among older individuals. Over a 10- year period, 346 study participants had suffered a stroke. Other studies have shown that excessive sleeping may indicate other major health concerns like diabetes and obesity.
Excessive sleeping and changes in sleeping patterns are clear indicators that something is not right. Individuals should consult their physician for further testing so, precautionary measure can be taken.