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Oversleeping is as dangerous as having less sleep; Here are the health risks linked with it

As having less sleep is an invitation to several health issues, similarly, oversleeping can also increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, etc.

Written by: Shalu Singh , New Delhi [ Updated: October 08, 2017 16:09 IST ]
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Oversleeping can increase the risk of heart stroke

Can anything be wonderful that a good night sleep? Most of us can't enough of it, right? Sleeping or having rest is essential for our body as it rejuvenates us physically and mentally. Normally, 7-8 hours of sleep is considered adequate for normal and healthy adults between 18-64 years of age. However, the right amount of sleep differs from person to person. Some will feel fresh after having seven hours of sleep while others will yearn for more. 

However, it has been found that sleep over nine hours is excess and can have adverse effects. Sleeping sometimes or on weekends is fine but regularly resting for over nine hours is risky. There are plethora of health risks associated with it. As having less sleep is an invitation to several health issues, similarly, oversleeping can also increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, etc. These are the health issues involved with oversleeping:

Alzheimer and Dementia: Many research indicates that sleeping too much or too less is linked with risk of Alzheimer. Those who over sleep have higher chances of developing dementia.

Depression: While people suffering from depression report insomnia, about 15 % oversleep. A study conducted on older adults found that mental health of those who slept for more than 10 hours is poor.

Body Pain: It may seems intuitive to sleep in pain but on the other hand it can also trigger pain in several body parts. Back pain can erupt if you spend longer hours on bed

Obesity: As per a Canadian research there is a link between sleep and weight gain. People who sleep more than nine hours have 21% more chances of becoming obese than normal sleepers.

Heart Disease Risk: A study has found that those who sleep more than eight hours have double chances of having chest pain caused by reduced blood flow. They are also 10% more likely to suffer from coronary heart disease.

Higher Stroke Risk: There is also a strong link between sleep length and stroke risk. People who sleep over eight hours have 46% higher chances of having stroke, a study found.

 

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