The effects of oversleeping (hypersomnia) have 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.
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 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.
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.
Wishing all a healthy life.
For awareness purposes only.