Sleep and Stroke: Daytime Dozing Linked To Higher Risk

Posted on 08/16/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthDo you typically nod off during the day? For older adults, that could be a sign of increased risk of stroke, a new study shows. Older adults in their 70s who unintentionally doze off during daytime activities  — for example, while reading, watching TV, sitting in a public place, or riding in a car or bus — have a three times greater risk of stroke than less sleepy seniors, New York and Florida researchers found. While problems like sleep apnea, …