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40 Troubling Ways Sleep Deprivation Harms People

ShannonJune 6, 2019
Losing sleep has been linked to having a stroke. Credit: Shutterstock

1. Stroke

According to the National Stroke Association, more than half of stroke victims have serious sleep problems. This will only make matters worse, since this can lead to the elderly patients falling in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, or have less time asleep where the body is healing. Since losing sleep is also linked to heart issues, it would make sense that sleep problems could have contributed to the stroke happening in first place, too.

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