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Are you getting enough sleep… or too much? Sleep and stroke risk

By: Robert H. Shmerling, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing The importance of getting enough sleep has been emphasized by hundreds of studies in recent years, and we’ve covered the topic many times on this blog. Inadequate sleep has been linked to obesity, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other health problems. And, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, up to 72,000 car accidents and 6,000 deaths occur each year due to…

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