Moderate sleep increases life span

March 28, 2015 16:55
Moderate sleep increases life span

Do you know that sleeping time affects your morality rate? A new study revealed that sleeping more than eight hours increases one's risk of dying early due to a hidden illness that causes oversleeping. This hidden illness might be due to depression, back pain, and inflammation.

The study was conducted by Warwick University on one million people and the sleeping habits were noted by dividing them into three groups: the short sleepers, who slept less than six hours per night, the medium sleepers, who slept between six and eight hours, and the long sleepers, who slept more than eight hours.

According to the analysis by Professor Franco Cappuccio, 30% more of the long sleepers died compared to medium sleepers, while 12% more of short sleepers died in the same period compared to medium sleepers. It is in fact as much of a risk as drinking too much alcohol. So to avoid the health risks associated with sleeping time, try to sleep for seven or eight hours a day.

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