7 Side Effects of over Sleeping ...

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Sleep is good for you, yes.

But did you know that too much sleep is more hurtful than helpful?

According to recent studies, many medical conditions can be linked to too much sleep.

The causes of you needing so much sleep can also be a medical issue - such as depression, stress among other things.

However, for now, we're going to focus on medical conditions that can be cause by sleeping too much.

1. Diabetes

According to the WebMD, a recent study of 9,000 Americans showed a relationship between sleep and the risk of diabetes.

It showed that people who slept more than 9 hours every night (and people who slept less than 5 hours) were at a 50% higher risk of having diabetes.

Not that sleeping 9 hours will make you get diabetes, but it can simply raise your possibilities of getting it.

2. Obesity

According to the same study, research found that too much sleep could make you more apt to become obese over the course of 6 years.

This 21% rate didn't change in people who ate a healthy diet and exercised!

Meaning, even diet and exercise doesn't counteract the negative reaction your body has to too much sleep.

If you want to watch your weight, watch the clock!

3. Headaches

Believe it or not, people who are prone to headaches, suffer from even more of them if they oversleep.

Researchers think that this is because of the effect that oversleeping has on neurotransmitters in the brain, including serotonin.

And too much sleep of a day and not much at night tends to give you more morning headaches!

4. Back Pain

Back in the "old days" if you had back pain, you were sent to bed.

Now, it's just the opposite because too much bedtime can make that back pain worse!

Instead, the way to ease pain in your back is to exercise and get active.

Now, I don't recommend trying aerobics when having back pain, but there's nothing wrong with a good walk!

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