Sleep Patterns and the Risk of Acute Stroke: Results from the INTERSTROKE International Case-Control Study

Background and Objectives: Symptoms of sleep disturbance are common, and may represent important modifiable risk factors for stroke. We evaluated the association between a spectrum of sleep disturbance symptoms and risk of acute stroke in an international setting.Methods: INTERSTROKE is an international case-control study of patients presenting with first acute stroke and controls matched by …

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Influence of poor sleep on cardiovascular disease-free life expectancy: a multi-resource-based population cohort study

The complexity of sleep hinders the formulation of sleep guidelines. Recent studies suggest that different unhealthy sleep characteristics jointly increase the risks for cardiovascular disease (CVD). This study aimed to estimate the differences in CVD-free life expectancy between people with different sleep profiles.MethodsWe included 308,683 middle-aged adults from the UK Biobank among whom 140,181 had …

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Examining understandability, information quality, and presence of misinformation in popular YouTube videos on sleep compared to expert-led videos

The Internet is a common source of sleep information, but may be subject to commercial bias and misinformation. We compared the understandability, information quality, and presence of misinformation of popular YouTube videos on sleep to videos with credible experts. We identified the most popular YouTube videos on sleep/insomnia and 5 videos from experts. Videos were …

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Race Differences in the Association Between Sleep Medication Use and Risk of Dementia

Abstract:Β Background:The effect of sleep medications on cognition in older adults is controversial, possibly dependent upon sleep quality, and may differ by race. Objective:To determine the longitudinal association between sleep medication use and incident dementia over 15 years, and to explore whether the association is independent of nighttime sleep disturbances and if it differs by race. …

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Associations of serum zinc, copper, and selenium with sleep disorders in the American adults: Data from NHANES 2011–2016

BackgroundEven though various studies have been conducted to investigate the relationship between trace metals and sleep, few epidemiological studies have evaluated the relationship between trace metals and sleep disorders in American adults.ObjectiveThis study intended to evaluate the associations of serum zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), selenium (Se), Zn/Cu, Zn/Se, and Cu/Se ratios with sleep disorders in …

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