Insomnia might raise stroke risk, especially in young adults

April 5, 2014 6:01 AM

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A bad night of sleep may increase chance of stroke by more than 50 percent, according to a large four-year study out of Taiwan. Those who suffer from insomnia are 54 percent more likely to suffer a stroke than their sound-sleeping peers. (Via WJBK)

And, perhaps surprisingly, the odds are worse amongst younger people, with 18- to 34-year-old insomniacs showing an eight-fold increase in stroke risk compared to those not suffering from insomnia. (Via KAUZ)

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