8 Health Risk Of Sleeping Too Much, May Lead to an Earlier Death

It’s hard to believe there’s such a thing as sleeping too much, since so many of us feel like it’s a struggle to even get barely enough. Regularly logging more than nine hours of sleep a night may be a sign of an underlying medical condition, but it also puts you at risk for a whole host of health concerns.

Here are some of the biggest risks of catching too many sleeping.

Sleeping too much can raise depression risk.


In a 2014 study of adult twins, researchers found that long sleep duration increased a person’s risk of depression symptoms. The study participants who slept between seven and nine hours a night had a 27 percent heritability of depressive symptoms, while those who slept nine hours or more had a 49 percent heritability.

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