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Study: Too Much Sleep Could Be Harmful To Your Health

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By WWJ Health Reporter Sean Lee

DETROIT (WWJ) – Is there such a thing as getting too much sleep? The answer is yes, according to a new study.

The research, published in the journal “Sleep Medicine,” found getting too little or too much sleep raises the risk of coronary heart disease, diabetes, anxiety and obesity.

But the risk is actually higher in people who sleep too long.

The researchers studied more than 50,000 people over 45, and found almost a third got six hours of sleep or less — they’re short sleepers. Two thirds were optimal sleepers — they got seven or nine hours or sleep per night.

The remaining sleepers, a very small number, were long sleepers. They got more than 10 hours per night.

The bottom line: seven to nine hours is best, especially for those with a chronic condition.

Check out the study, HERE.

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