Quality sleep is essential for great health, but too much of a good thing is bad. Sleeping more than 10 hours in a day can have a lot of side effects. Here are a few problems you might face if you sleep more than what is essential.
Cardiovascular diseases: A study published in the American Academy of Sleep Medicine has linked too much sleep with the risk of chronic diseases including cardiovascular disorders. According to the study, women who slept for about 9 to 11 hours were 38% more likely to develop heart diseases .
Obesity: Too much sleep can translate to too little exercise that can make you put on a lot of weight over time. The more you sleep, the less you move and so you burn fewer calories.
Back pain: When you sleep for many hours, the pressure on your back increases. That’s why after waking up from a long sleep, your may feel stiffness in your back. Moreover, if you already have a chronic back pain, then your condition may worsen with excessive sleep, says sleep expert Dr Anil Kulkarni.
Diabetes: Excessive sleep can also raise your blood sugar levels. A study published in the journal PLoS One has shown that people who frequently oversleep (for more than nine hours) have a higher risk of developing diabetes than those who get the recommended amount of sleep .
Depression: A study published in the journal PLoS One also showed that excessive sleep was linked to depression. So shortening your snoozes can help lift your spirits .