A recent study revealed that having depression was found to increase the risk of having a stroke by 45% in people who were followed from 2 to 29 years. Your risk of dying from a stroke also increases by 55%. The article talks about people with depression being more overweight. What else can being overweight cause?
We know that having insomnia significantly increases your risk of developing depression later on in life. Having untreated severe obstructive sleep apnea also significantly increases your chances of having a stroke. Not sleeping well from any reason (insomnia or sleep apnea) can cause major biochemical and structural changes in your brain. Do you see the connection?