Study: More sleep may lower risk of heart disease, stroke

A new study finds people who get enough sleep have a lower risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke.

French researchers investigated the association between the baseline sleep score, and changes over time in the sleep score, and incidents cardiovascular disease.

Of the 7,200 participants, they found that nine in ten did not get a good night’s sleep.

The study also found that those who got suboptimal sleep were at greater risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Experts say individuals who reported getting seven to eight hours of sleep per night, never or rarely having insomnia, and had no daytime sleepiness were less likely to develop heart disease, compared to those who did not get enough sleep.