According to a study, too much sleep can actually give you a STROKE 1 week ago

According to a study, too much sleep can actually give you a STROKE

That can't be good.

So my favourite thing on EARTH is sleeping in.

I cry with joy when I wake up at 7am on a Saturday morning and realise I can roll over and go back to sleep.

Some people like to paint or bake - my hobby is sleeping.

But it turns out that I could actually be hurting myself.

Too much sleep is actually pretty bad for your health.

According to a recent study, people who get more sleep are at a higher risk of stroke.

The interesting study involved more than three million participants between 1970 and 2017.

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Apparently if you get 10 hours of sleep per night you run a much higher risk of stroke.

10 hours of sleep or more actually increases a risk of death from stroke by 56 percent and heart disease by 49 per cent - pretty scary figures lads.

Dr Chun Shing Kwok, who led the research spoke of the importance of the study.

"Our study has an important public health impact in that it shows that excessive sleep is a marker of elevated cardiovascular risk."

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"Our findings have important ­implications as clinicians should have greater consideration for exploring sleep duration and quality in ­consultations."

"If excessive sleep patterns are found, particularly prolonged ­durations of eight hours or more, then clinicians should consider screening for adverse ­cardiovascular risk factors and ­obstructive sleep apnea, which is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person's breathing is interrupted during sleep."

Well, if you need me I will be rising with the sun!