Sleep problems and stroke: the bidirectional effects


  • Sippanont Samchai Neurology Clinic Phyathai Sriracha Hospital


Sleep, Sleep Disorders, stroke network, Sleep Apnea


There is the bidirectional association between stroke and sleep. Some sleep disorders may act as a risk factor of stroke, especially sleep apnea that has a strong relationship with stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. Sleep disorders increase cardiovascular events by increasing sympathetic tone, vascular inflammation, and thrombosis. Conversely, stroke may cause sleep disorders and affect breathing patterns during sleep. Meanwhile post-stroke sleep disorders also impact stroke outcomes and quality of life. Treatment to reduce sleep problems may be important in both primary and secondary stroke prevention and stroke outcomes.


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Samchai S. Sleep problems and stroke: the bidirectional effects. J Thai Stroke Soc [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 4 [cited 2024 Jun. 17];22(3):16. Available from: