5 reasons too much sleep can be harmful for you

Are you oversleeping every day? You may be putting yourself at risk of several diseases.

Published on Jan 04, 2022 05:49 PM IST 6 Photos

Increased risk of stroke: Recent studies have shown that sleeping for more than nine hours per night may predispose the person for stroke and increase their risk of stroke by 85 per cent.

Weight gain: Sleeping too much every day can make you gain weight as you burn less calories while sleeping compared to your waking times when you are likely to be more active. According to studies, people who sleep for 9-10 hours weigh 5 kg more than average sleepers.(Pixabay)

Heart disease: Oversleeping can make you accumulate visceral fat which is stored in internal organs like liver and intestines. This kind of fat can lead to metabolic disorders such as high cholesterol, diabetes and heart diseases, as per a study in journal Obesity.(Pixabay)


Diabetes: Sleeping for more than eight hours every night can increase your risk of developing diabetes and glucose intolerance.(Pixabay)

Reduced brain function: Sleeping for 7-8 hours can keep your brain sharp, but increasing the duration to 9 hours or more can lower brain function, as per Harvard researchers in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society.(Pixabay)