How sleeping more than 8 hours per night could be bad for you

February 27, 2015 3:16 PM

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How sleeping more than 8 hours per night could be bad for you

Sleeping more than 8 hours a night? That may be too much of a good thing, because you're more likely to suffer a stroke, according to a study out of the University of Cambridge.

Researchers analyzed the sleep patterns of nearly 10,000 people ages 42 to 81 in the UK, and they report in the journal Neurology that based on nearly a decade of follow-up and 346 reported strokes, older adults who sleep more than 8 hours a night are 46% more likely to suffer a stroke than adults w...

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