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Researchers at the University of Alabama, USA, followed the sleeping habits of 5000 people between 45 and 65 for three years and concluded that those who slept less than six hours, even though healthy, lean and without a family history of stroke , were more likely to suffer symptoms of stroke than the sleeping nine hours.
Numbness or weakness on one side of the body, dizziness, loss of vision or a sudden inability to express themselves verbally or in writing some of the symptoms were those who had slept little, and often were not valued or reported to the doctor.
Strokes are a major cause of death in Portugal and it is estimated that one in six people will suffer a stroke lifelong.
Hypertension, physical inactivity, obesity, high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes and stress are some of the known risk factors that joins now sleep deprivation.
Take good care of your rest babes!