Reasons Why Too Much Sleep Is Bad For Your Health



Sleep is an integral part of being human, and it’s as essential to life as water, air and food. It’s during sleep that your body recharges, regenerates and heals, that memories are consolidated and emotional events are processed.
Without sleep, your mood, behavior and risk of acute and chronic diseases are rapidly altered. Yet, research shows, too much sleep isn’t good either.
Sure, we all lose sleep here and there, and your body can adjust for temporary shortcomings, but if you develop a chronic pattern of sleeping less than six hours or more than 9 hours a night, then you're increasing your risk of a number of health conditions, including insulin resistance and diabetes, weight gain, heart disease and cancer.
Sleeping more than nine hours a night – combined with sitting too much during the day and a lack of exercise – can be just as bad for you as smoking and drinking alcohol which gives you a chance to die a premature death.
Nine hours appears to be the threshold beyond which sleep may become harmful. People who sleep more than nine hours are more likely to be obese, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Longer sleep is also linked to a 50 percent greater risk of diabetes and a 38 percent great risk of heart disease.
However, the study also discovered that lack of sleep – less than seven hours a night – also increases your risk of early death four-fold, when combined with smoking and high alcohol intake.
Adults who sleep fewer than six hours each night on average put themselves at  risk for congestive heart failure and heart attacks, according to a new study.
Currently, there is no strong evidence that sleeping too much has detrimental health consequences, or even evidence that our bodies will allow us to sleep much beyond what is required.
Rather than getting too caught up in a number, focus on getting restful sleep. You can have the healthiest diet on the planet, doing vegetable juicing and using fermented veggies, be as fit as an Olympic athlete, be emotionally balanced, but if you aren’t sleeping well it is just a matter of time before it will adversely, potentially seriously affect your health.
(Source: DailyMail)
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