Thinking of hitting that snooze button? Think again.
According to new research from the University of Warwick, regular oversleeping may be as dangerous to health as undersleeping.
Seven Hours Best
After controlling for other possible confounding factors (including as age, sex, exercise, BMI, employment grade, marital status, blood pressure, cholesterol, and alcohol consumption) the researches could identify the effects of sleep pattern changes over 5 years had on mortality rates over a decade later. The conclusion: seven hours’ sleep is optimal for good health, and both a decrease or increase can significantly impact on life expectancy.
Early Death Twice as Likely
Participants who increased their sleep habits to eight hours plus were found to double their mortality rates over the next 11-17 years; compared with those who maintained seven hours per night.
Seems like too much of a good thing may always have some repercussions! What do you think?