Being Sleepy during the Day – Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease for Elderly

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[Best Syndication News] If you are excessively sleepy during the daytime you might want to let your doctor know about it as a French study discovered that otherwise healthy elderly people that reported feeling sleepy during the day had a significantly increased risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. The study was published in Stroke which is put out by the American Heart Association.

The healthy elderly patients that reported having excessive day time sleepiness had a 49 percent increase risk of dying from a cardiovascular event. There was a 33 % increase in the relative risk of overall death. Of the cardiovascular deaths, these included cerebrovascular disease, myocardial infarction and heart failure.

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