Bad Effects of Oversleeping


Ann Gabriel | VigorBuddy

Yes, I agree that quality sleep is crucial for your health. But, too much sleep is bad for you.

Most of the time, employers would prefer that employees always have a minimum of 8 hours of sleep every day. Why? Employees will be alert and most productive when they are fully rested. Sleep helps our bodies recharge and recover from everyday wear and tear.

It’s a proven fact that individuals who sleep more than 10 hours per day generally have worse health profiles than those who sleep 7 to 8 hours, according to a study in sleep medicine at Harvard.

Longer hours of sleep are more prevalent when one gets older, and it’s not conclusive whether or not it’s a sign of a health problem or not.

Long sleep has been considered as poor sleep. Individuals who sleep longer might bot actually be sleeping the whole time.

Heart disease is fast becoming the cause of death in most countries. We increase the chances of heart disease when we sleep too much.

Oversleeping can lead to obesity, and at the same time obesity can lead to oversleeping.

Too much sleep translates to too little exercise, as it deprives you of the time needed to exercise and engage in more physical activity. The more we sleep, the less we move—which translates to less calories being burned.

Prolonged sleep raises our blood sugar levels. High blood glucose increases the risk of us getting type 2 diabetes.

Long sleepers are more prone to lose focus and make it even more difficult our daily tasks. If you notice that you frequently wake up in the middle of the night, this only means that we are not getting enough restorative sleep that we need.

Our mood suffers, when we engage in too much sleep. People who are suffering from depression tend to make their depression even worse by too much sleep.

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