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Is too much sleep good or bad for you?

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orangeowl | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 16, 2012 at 12:33 AM via web

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Is too much sleep good or bad for you?

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lanasaintclair | Student , Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted October 16, 2012 at 12:37 AM (Answer #1)

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Sleep is good, But oversleeping has been linked to a host of medical problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and increased risk of death.Researchers are careful to note, however, that two other factors -- depression and low socioeconomic status -- are strongly associated with oversleeping. Those two factors may be the reason for the observed negative health effects. For example, people of lower socioeconomic status may have less access to health care and therefore more undiagnosed illnesses, such as heart disease, which, in turn, may cause oversleeping.The amount of sleep you need varies significantly over the course of your lifetime. It depends on your age and activity level as well as your general health and lifestyle habits. For instance, during periods of stress or illness, you may feel an increased need for sleep. But although sleep needs differ over time and from person to person, experts typically recommend that adults should sleep between seven and nine hours each night.

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suzannah304 | Student , Undergraduate | Salutatorian

Posted October 16, 2012 at 12:15 PM (Answer #2)

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Agree with post #1. Required amount of sleep is good for health for oversleeping does some serious damage to our body. They say that:

Teens/pre-teens(12 to 18) need 8 to 10 hrs sleep

adults(18+) need 8 to 9 hrs sleep

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rohankapoor | Student , College Freshman | Honors

Posted October 20, 2012 at 5:33 AM (Answer #3)

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tooo much  of everything is not got....

lowers blood pressure..if sound sleep.

causes fatigue in rest part of the day.....

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