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Medicine Science

Stroke Risk Spikes In Healthy Adults Who Don't Get Enough Sleep 70

Posted by timothy
from the use-this-fact-in-salary-negotiations dept.
hessian writes "Attention, busy middle-aged folks. You may be healthy and thin, but if you habitually sleep less than six hours a night, you still could be boosting your risk of a stroke. That's the surprising conclusion of a new study being presented Monday at SLEEP 2012, the annual meeting of the nation's sleep experts."
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Stroke Risk Spikes In Healthy Adults Who Don't Get Enough Sleep

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  • Re:Damn (Score:5, Funny)

    by ColdWetDog (752185) on Tuesday June 12, 2012 @09:22AM (#40294547) Homepage

    Time to cut back on that gaming all nighters once you hit 30 then.
    Need to get as many as possible until then!

    But only if you have a normal Body Mass Index (BMI).


    In people who fell into normal weight categories -- a body mass index of 18.5 to nearly 25 -- those who reported sleeping less than six hours a night were at about 4.5 times greater risk of developing stroke symptoms than whose who slept seven and eight hours a night. Surprisingly, that increase wasn't apparent in overweight or obese people who slept less.


    The application of this study to the Slashdot population should be obvious. Not to worry.

  • by Nursie (632944) on Tuesday June 12, 2012 @09:28AM (#40294611)

    Always trying to get us to sleep more, they only want you to sleep more so they can keep making their fat profits at your expense.

    Wake up sheeple!

  • by JustOK (667959) on Tuesday June 12, 2012 @09:45AM (#40294801) Journal

    sleeping outside the box...

Nothing in progression can rest on its original plan. We may as well think of rocking a grown man in the cradle of an infant. -- Edmund Burke