Better Students Ask More Questions.
Is too much sleep good or bad for you?
3 Answers | add yours
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.
Posted by lanasaintclair on October 16, 2012 at 12:37 AM (Answer #1)
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
Posted by suzannah304 on October 16, 2012 at 12:15 PM (Answer #2)
Join to answer this question
Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.