Sleeping too much could lead to a higher risk of stroke, according to new study

A new study in the journal Neurology found several links between sleep and strokes when people slept more than nine hours, had poor quality sleep or napped for more than 90 minutes.
1:45 | 12/12/19

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Transcript for Sleeping too much could lead to a higher risk of stroke, according to new study
George, weaver a new health headline this morning. A study saying sleeping too much could actually be bad for you. Increasing your risk of suffering a stroke and Dr. Jennifer Ashton will explain it I know I sound bad but I feel this really was a study about could too much be worse than too little or as bad and found it actually it is. It came out in the journal neurology. What they found people who slept more than nine hours a night who had poor sleep quality and/or napped during the day for more than 90 minutes had an increased risk of stroke. We usually hear about too little sleep being a problem. This study compelling too much could be just as bad. What do we need to keep in mind? I say sleep has a pr problem. We look at it like a luxury. It's a medical necessity on par with food and fitness. The first thing we have to prioritize our sleep. We have to be consistent with our sleep. That means basically do the same thing during the week as we do on the weekends. The bedroom environment should be cold, dark and quiet. And if and this is probably the most important thing, robin, if you are finding that your sleep is suffering, and/or you're either getting too much or too little, do not hesitate to get a medical evaluation for some serious issues causing that. You know, a couple of months ago I stopped watching TV at night in my bedroom. It has made a world of difference. That is. Take it out of the bedroom. What's the right amount? Seven to nine hours is what most adults need and they need that every single night. What about a nap every once in a while. Not bad. I was just making sure. A short nap, though. But you feel okay. I feel nine. I just, you know, sound like this. Sound like a car. Okay, thank you, Jen. Coming up, "Desperate

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