Daylight saving may increase risk for stroke

Springing the clocks forward this weekend can lead to more problems than just feeling tired.

A recent study looked at the risk of stroke before and after the time change.

It found for people already at risk for stroke, that risk goes up slightly for the two days following daylight saving.

This is not intended to scare anyone, but it's important to know your risk of stroke.

Risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, an in-active lifestyle and also irregular sleep.

Signs of stroke include balance problems, slurring speech, facial drooping and one-sided weakness in an arm or leg.

Even if you're not sure it's a stroke, it's best to get checked right away.

Every second counts.

To help reduce your risk for stroke, eat healthy, exercise and get plenty of sleep, for adults that is seven to nine hours per night.
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