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Why do strokes occur while sleeping?

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PT Health Life – Sleep stroke is a dangerous and difficult to recognize condition. In fact, many people go to sleep with a stroke, leading to the risk of complications, even death.

Most patients face severe sequelae such as paralysis, mouth distortion, etc., which reduces their quality of life and affects their psychology and work.

1. Risk factors for stroke while sleeping

Sleep stroke is a stroke that occurs while the patient is sleeping. In these cases, the patient may still go to sleep feeling normal. It is estimated that about 8 – 28% of strokes occur during sleep.

There are many causes of stroke during sleep, the most common of which are causes affecting blood vessels and the brain. Chronic diseases such as high blood pressure , diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dyslipidemia with unstable or optimal treatment, obesity… also lead to the risk of stroke.

In addition, there are other risk factors such as:

Sleep stroke is a dangerous and difficult to recognize condition.

1.1 Take a bath at night before bed

Body temperature will suddenly change if you bathe the night before going to bed, causing blood vessels to constrict. This will also have a negative impact on blood circulation to the brain, increasing the risk of stroke.

Taking a cold shower and especially taking a shower at night due to sudden temperature changes can indirectly affect risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, atherosclerosis… and these are the causes of the disease. brain stroke.

1.2 Due to alcohol before bed

Regularly drinking alcohol, especially during late dinners, and prolonged drinking before bed are also high potential risks of disease. This habit can clog blood vessels, increase the risk of atherosclerosis, and cause blood clots.

In addition, using alcohol before bed can also cause blood pressure to increase suddenly in a short time, leading to the risk of stroke.

1.3 Due to eating at night

Eating late at night will not be beneficial for the body. Especially when you choose foods high in fat, fast food, carbonated drinks… If you keep this habit, it will easily cause high blood pressure, causing blood fat levels to increase, causing overstimulation. atherosclerosis, the formation of blood clots leading to stroke.

1.4 Due to stress and anxiety

Excessive anxiety and stress are also factors that increase the risk of stroke symptoms during sleep. The central nervous system will be affected when anxiety and stress last for a long time. At this time, the body will secrete a lot of hormones that cause blood pressure to increase, which can lead to cerebral vasospasm in a short period of time. This increases the risk of stroke even more.

1.5 Due to using electronic devices a lot

Using electronic devices such as computers, televisions, cell phones… too long before bed will make you stay up later. This is also the reason why the body is tired, often has difficulty breathing, and increases the risk of stroke.

2. How to prevent stroke while sleeping

Unlike a stroke while awake, the signs of a stroke while sleeping will not be recognizable. Signs also occur more silently. Normally, the patient sees abnormal limbs and other observers see the same, but when the patient is sleeping and the person next to him is also sleeping, those signs will be delayed.

Because the detection is slow and difficult to recognize, stroke during sleep will cause a higher risk of death. If saved, the sequelae of a stroke while sleeping will most likely be more severe than a stroke while awake.

The golden time for treatment, especially in cerebral infarction, when symptoms appear is 3 hours. Currently, some new medications can prolong the time, but 3 hours after symptoms appear is still the best time to recover from brain damage. Sleeping patients will not know when symptoms will appear, so by the time they wake up, the golden time may have passed.

Therefore, to prevent strokes from occurring during sleep, the causes of strokes should be eliminated with the following measures:

2.1 Avoid bad habits

Do not drink alcohol or other stimulants before bed. Do not eat at night or bathe at night. Avoid using alcohol or keeping electronic devices around your body.

Keep a calm, comfortable mood to start sleeping. No smoking.

In addition, it is necessary to improve nutrition, focusing on supplementing cereals, legumes, vegetables and fruits.

Avoid sweets, foods with bad fats, fast foods, fried and spicy foods. Limit foods high in animal milk, fat, and sugar. Drink lots of filtered water or nuts that are good for your heart and blood pressure.

You should eat fish and green vegetables to protect your health.

2.2 Exercise regularly

Exercise helps improve blood circulation, thereby avoiding the risk of stroke. Experts recommend that you exercise 5 times a week, 30 minutes each time to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

2.3 Keep the body warm

Keeping the body warm in particular and maintaining health in general is the most important thing to prevent disease, especially stroke.

Keeping the body warm helps prevent high blood pressure, thereby preventing stroke due to broken blood vessels.

2.4 Regular health check-ups

Health checks and screenings help detect risk factors for stroke early. If you have risk factors for stroke, you need to proactively treat or intervene promptly to help minimize the risk of stroke.

For people with diseases such as diabetes, blood fat, and heart disease, their health needs to be closely monitored and treated effectively.

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