Risks of sleeping too much

Risks of sleeping too much

We all like sleeping. Average, a person spends 1/3 of life sleeping. Although it is necessary and a basic human need, because your body is resting and repairing during sleep, sleeping too much can be bad for your health! Adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep a night. Sleeping more than 9 hours can cause some underlying medical conditions, and it can increase risk of many health problems.

The most common side effect of too much sleep is depression. This is also the most common mental state today! One study found that people who sleep between 7 and 9 hours a night, had 27% of the chances for developing depression. On the other side, people who slept more than 9 hours a night, had a chance of 49% for developing depression. Sleeping too much also affects your brain. It slows down the speed of signals between brain cells. Women who sleep more than 9 hours a night more than 6 years, have worse brain function than women, same age, who slept between 7 and 9 hours a night. Women who sleep longer than 9 hours have one problem more. According to one study in Korea, women who sleep longer than recommended get pregnant harder. Pregnancy rates are much higher among the women who sleep 7 or 8 hours a night. There are more drawbacks of sleeping too much. Just some of them are: increasing risk of diabetes, gaining weight, it is bad for your heart and it can lead to earlier death! Although the real explanation isn’t known, some experts claim that too much sleep reduces physical activity and desire for it.



 

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