Sleeping too much may be as harmful as not sleeping enough
You’ve probably been told over and over to make sure you get enough sleep, or else your health might suffer.
A new study, however, says the opposite: too much sleep isn’t good for you either.
Researchers at the University of Cambridge conducted a 10-year study on sleep and found that sleeping for more than eight hours a night leads to an increased risk of stroke.
The study followed 10,000 people for 10 years; over that time, 300 of them had a stroke. Controlling for other health factors, such as heart disease, the results indicated that sleeping more than eight hours nearly doubled the risk of a stroke compared to sleeping six to eight hours.
Researchers weren’t sure why the link existed.