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why do stroke victims sleep so much

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Stroke: Yes, depending on the location & extent & duration.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Sleep and stroke: If the stroke involves the area of brain involved with wakefulness and sleep, excess sleep is possible.
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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Yes.: A stroke (interruption of the blood flow to a particular part of the brain) can occur at any time. While it is unusual, it can occur during sleep when ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Intracranial hemorrh: After suffering a stroke, whether more common ischemic or less common intracranial hemorrhage, sleep pattern may or may not be affected. As long as yo ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
TIA: Mini stroke- if you have any symptoms of a speech defect, extremity weakness that lasted a few hours.
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See a cardiologist.: See a cardiologist and have the issue evaluated properly. Then you will know for fertain in the issue is significant.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Yes, stroke effects: Your sleep. About up to 40% of stroke patients have sleep-wake disorders, mostly in form of insomnia. The contributing factors are: depression, anxiet ... Read More
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
There : There is a popular acronym for determining warning signs of stroke: fast f is for face: facial droop or crooked smile. A is for arms: inability to mov ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ethan Handler
13 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Yes: This is a complex question but the short answer is yes. Having sleep apnea does increase the relative risk of a stroke in addition to cardiovascular ... Read More
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Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Tran answered
16 years experience Family Medicine
Protect airway: deep sleep or comatosed? The patient needs ventilator to protect airway. The brain is not able to regulate breathing well after such a catastrophic ev ... Read More
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