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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).

    FTFA

    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 increased stroke risk ONLY OCCURRED IN NORMALLY SIZED PATIENTS

    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

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