Sleep disorders linked to stroke risk?

Written by Lauren Pulling

According to a literature review conducted by researchers from University Hospital Essen (Germany) and University Hospital Berne (Switzerland), sleep disorders could be linked to stroke risk and poorer recovery following stroke. As a result of their findings, the authors suggest that patients who have experienced a stroke or transient ischemic attack should be screened for sleep disorders. “Although sleep disorders are common after a stroke, very few stroke patients are tested for them,” explained co-author Dirk Hermann, University Hospital Essen. “The results of our review show that should change, as people with sleep disorders may be more likely to have...

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