Can You Sleep Too Much?

Can You Sleep Too Much?

If you recently purchased a new mattress from Sleep Station, there’s a good chance you are catching a fair amount of Z’s. While lying in bed all weekend may seem like a good idea, there are many reasons that sleeping too much may be hindering your health and productivity. In this article, we will explore the age-old question to see if you can sleep too much and some of the side effects you may experience if you do.

Following the findings of a six-year study, researchers found that sleeping in excess of eight hours each night or less than four can lead to detrimental health problems. While hitting around 8 hours of sleep each night should be adequate for a healthy adult, anything more could be doing more harm than good. To drive this point home, let’s look at some of the findings researchers were able to attribute to excessive sleep patterns that exceeded 8 hours.

For individuals that regularly sleep more than eight hours daily, the development of high blood pressure, heart disease and depression became much more likely. In yet another study, researchers found that individuals who average more than nine hours of sleep daily could have as much as double the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease when compared to individuals that slept six or fewer hours each night. So what does this data really mean?

As you can see, it is important to ensure you are receiving the right amount of sleep each night to remain as healthy as possible. For more adults, this will average between 7 and 8 hours of restful sleep each night. However, newborns will typically sleep for 16 to 18 hours each day. In the event you still experience fatigue the next morning after hitting the recommended hours, it is important to be tested by a doctor to see if you have an underlying sleep disorder that is hindering your sleep patterns.

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