In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at how too much sleep can increase your risk of stroke.
According to recent studies, there was a 23% greater stroke risk for people who slept 9 hours or more a night, compared with those sleeping 7 to 8 hours.
Taking long midday naps of more than 90 minutes also increased stroke risk by 25%, compared to napping for 30 minutes or less.
A combination of both sleeping for 9 hours or more at night and napping for more than 90 minutes increased stroke risk by 85%.
Although it is unclear why excess sleep increases stroke risk, it is known long nappers and sleepers are more likely to have increased waist circumferences and inactive lifestyles, which are risk factors for stroke.
The majority of strokes are linked to lifestyle factors and the functioning of your central nervous system.
A healthy lifestyle including daily exercise, decreasing your stress level, maintaining a healthy weight, eating a nutritious diet and regular chiropractic care to make sure your central nervous system is working as best it can, are the vital steps necessary for a longer, healthy and happy life; and a reduced risk of stroke.
Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor. It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.
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