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How Seniors' Sleep Patterns Affect the Brain
Older people need sleep just like younger folks. The National Sleep Foundation notes, however, that the elderly are more likely to have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, and that may be a problem.
Link Between Sleep Apnea and Stroke Same for Both Genders
Stroke is a risk that comes with having sleep apnea. While certain health disorders may affect men and women differently, sleep apnea may not be one of those disorders.
The Health Risks of Sleep Apnea
Having one health condition can often put someone at risk for another health condition. Such is the case with obstructive sleep apnea, a common but underdiagnosed sleep disorder.
No Sleep Could Put Patients at Risk for Stroke
Insomnia can negatively affect your health in many ways because of the stress that lack of sleep puts on your body. It's possible that this stress could even affect your heart health in a big way.
How Obesity Affects Health
Besides tobacco use, obesity is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States.
Nighttime Breathing Issues Bad for Heart
Those scary moments when sleep apnea stops your breathing apparently does more than keep the oxygen from your brain, especially in the elderly.
Too Little Shut Eye Among Top Stroke Risk Factors
Regularly skimping on sleep may do more than leave you groggy the next day. Habitually sleeping fewer than six hours a night also appears to increase the risk of stroke.
Goldilocks Sleep Best for Heart
If you're feeling sleepy or irritable during the day, you may not be getting enough sleep. And not enough sleep could mean you're at higher risk for a range of heart problems.