Sleeping too much is not good for your body. It could affect your health.Prevention.com has do some research and give 6 bad things that happen when you sleep too much.
1) YOU’RE AT HIGHER RISK OF HEART DISEASE.
If you snooze a ton, you lose…at least when it comes to heart health. Heart disease is already the number one cause of death in the US, and sleeping more than 8 hours a night increases your chances of dying from it by 34%.
Women are more prone to sleeping longer than men, which puts them at the highest risk of developing heart problems.
2) YOU’RE MORE LIKELY TO STRUGGLE WITH YOUR WEIGHT.
Many studies show that people who don’t sleep enough tend to be heavier, but there’s also a link between excess sleep and obesity.
Though it’s not a simple case of cause and effect, says Irwin, there’s definitely a connection. “What we do know is that as people get more obese, they’re likely to be long sleepers,” he says. “And if you’re a long sleeper, you’re more likely to be obese.”
One theory is that too much sleep translates to too little exercise. “Long sleepers have shorter periods available when they can be active,” says Redline. In other words, the more you sleep, the less you move—and the fewer calories you burn off.
3) YOU MAY DEVELOP DIABETES.
Too much sleep can raise your blood sugar levels (as can skimping on sleep). That’s not the kind of sweet dreams you want: High blood glucose can increase your risk of getting type 2 diabetes.
Again, being more sedentary—and overweight—is likely what’s driving this risk factor, says Redline.
4) YOUR BRAIN GETS FUZZIER.
Can’t concentrate? Blame your time between the sheets. Chronic long sleeping can age your brain by as much as 2 years and make it difficult to perform everyday tasks, according to research published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Irwin says the fact that long sleepers tend to have trouble with basic mental functioning may have to do with how often they wake during the night. If you’re getting up too frequently, you might not be getting enough of the deep, restorative sleep you need.
5) YOU’RE AT RISK OF DYING EARLY.
It’s scary, but true: Large-scale epidemiologic studies have shown that people who sleep longer are more likely to die prematurely. No one knows exactly why, but inflammation probably plays an important role, says Irwin. Plus you’re more likely to expire at a younger age if you have problems like diabetes and heart disease—which are tied to too much (or too little) sleep.
6) YOUR MOOD CAN SUFFER.
Depression and sleep go hand in hand, but it’s a chicken-and-egg situation. Often, says Irwin, people with certain types of depression sleep longer. And longer sleep can make depression worse.
It’s important to note that feeling blah may be temporary, and not everyone who gets too much sleep and feels lousy is clinically depressed. In some cases, shortening your snoozes might be enough to lift your spirits, says Irwin.
So, just get and adequate sleep. But don’t take less . It also can affect your health too.