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Are you sleeping too much?

Are you sleeping too much?

We've all heard how vital it is to be well rested, even though most of us don't acknowledge that fact. Getting too little sleep can be harmful to your health, but sleeping too much can also boost your risk for diseases. For instance, conditions such as obesity, cardiovascular disease as well as a weakened immune system have all been attributed to a lack of sleep. The amount of sleep an individual needs can vary considerably over the course of his or her lifetime. It depends on one's age, activity level, his or her general health and lifestyle habits.

Research has shown that prolonged sleep duration can carry many of the same risks as inadequate sleep, and sometimes the risks are higher. Insufficient sleep as well as sleeping too much is a well-known risk factor for: