What are the effects of oversleeping?

What are the effects of oversleeping?

The effects of oversleeping (hypersomnia) has been linked with many health problems. Which include diabetes, heart diseases, and increased risk of death. Although sleeping is essential for health. But sleeping too much is not considered as good for health.

oversleeping not good for health

Sleeping just two hours more than the recommended six to eight hours has been associated with an increase in chances of getting strokes or heart failure up to 41% as per the researchers’ team led by Chuangshi wang.

Why do people oversleep?

The amount of sleep, one needs, varies during different phases of life. It depends upon age and activity level. It also depends on general health and lifestyle habits. During periods of stress and illness, one may need an increased sleeping time.

Oversleeping.

Oversleeping also called hypersomnia, is a health disorder. That causes sleeping for unusually long hours. However, the other factors that are strongly associated with oversleeping are depression and low socioeconomic status. Due to lower socioeconomic status, people may have less access to the health care system. Therefore may remain undiagnosed for an illness like heart disease. Which may be a cause for oversleeping.

One of the other causes may be Sleep apnea – A health disorder due to which patients breathing is stopped momentarily during sleep. As a result, the normal sleep cycle is disturbed.

Oversleeping can also be due to the use of prescribed medications or alcohol. Depression can also lead to oversleeping.

Effects of oversleeping.

As per the studies it has been found that sleeping too much may lead to an increased risk of diabetes.

 diabetes

Sleeping too much may lead to obesity. As per study people who slept 9 to 10 hours every night were 21% more likely to become obese during a period of the app. 6 years. The results were the same for persons taking the same food and doing exercise.

obesity

Sleeping too longer than usual may lead to headaches. It is believed that it is due to certain neurotransmitters in the brain. Which includes serotonin.

Headache

App. 15% of people with depression sleep too much. Regular sleeping habits with an optimum level of sleep is suggested to relieve depression.

Depression

As per a study on women, it was shown that women who slept Nine to Eleven hours per night were 38% more likely to have coronary heart disease. The reason for the same could not be identified.

 heart disease.
What can be done to reduce the effects of oversleeping?

If someone is sleeping for more than nine hours a day regularly, then a health check may be required. Please consult a healthcare provider.

Suggested Guidelines:-
  • Adopting a regular sleeping pattern. {Fixing sleeping and waking time}.
  • Avoiding, watching electronic screens, before sleeping.
  • Reading books before sleeping, can help in good night sleep.
  • Practicing meditation and yoga.
  • Leading an active life style.
  • Consuming a healthy diet.
  • Avoiding alcohol use.

Wishing all a healthy life.

For awareness purposes only.

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