Too much sleep can actually be bad for you

Too much sleep can actually be bad for you

New research says people who sleep for 10 hours instead of 8 hours are at risk of premature death.

Staying in bed for more than 10 hours was also linked to a 56% increased risk of death from stroke and a 49% increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease.

Poor sleep quality comes with a 44% risk of cardiovascular disease.

The research comes as a result of 74 studies monitoring over three million people and found that abnormal sleep patterns resulted in a heightened risk of heart disease. The recommendation is that more GPs spend more time asking patients about sleep patterns during a consultation.

Dr. Chun Shing Kwok, lead researcher and clinical lecturer at Keele University’s Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine, said:

“If excessive sleep patterns are found, particularly prolonged ­durations of eight hours or more, then clinicians should consider screening for adverse ­cardiovascular risk factors and ­obstructive sleep apnea, which is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep.

The study also involved researchers from the universities of Leeds, Manchester and East Anglia,


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