By now most of us are all too aware that not getting enough sleep is bad for us, but it seems that sleeping too much may also have negative health effects. According to a study discussed in this CNN.com article,
“The study showed people who slept nine or 10 hours per night had a risk of dying similar to that associated with moderate obesity. Risk of death increased by 15 percent for those who slept eight hours a night, 20 percent for those who get 9 hours of sleep and 35 to 40 percent for those who sleep 10 hours a night.“
The article is quick to point out that the study is not unanimously accepted among sleep specialists,
“The data can’t be used to establish a cause and effect relationship because there are flaws in the study,” said Dr. Russell Rosenberg, director of the Northside Hospital Sleep Medicine Institute in Atlanta.”
-- Important: The Sleep Blog does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Instead, this website provides general information for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of a qualified health care provider if you have questions or concerns regarding any medical condition or treatment.