Asked by: Chris Toyne, Amersham
Studies have shown that people sleeping more than nine hours a night, are at greater risk of diabetes and obesity. But it is important to realise that the oversleeping is probably just a symptom of something else – depression being the most frequently cited. If you’re otherwise fit and healthy, it’s hard to make yourself sleep longer than you need.
- What does sleep do for the brain?
- What is worse for your mood – interrupted sleep or shortened sleep?