Any normal person wants to get enough sleep in their free time. Most often this is due to regular lack of sleep during the entire work week and, as a result, the intention to "make up" for the missing hours. However, as follows from the latest research by scientists, in this way it not only does not restore its energy potential, but also harms its health.
For example, according to various studies, excessive sleep often lowers socioeconomic status and can provoke physiological as well as mental disorders of the body. American researchers from the University of Yale, who have been studying the relationship between sleep duration and the possible risk of various diseases for 15 years, have found that people who sleep more than 9 hours a day increase their risk of developing diabetes by as much as 50% compared with sleeping 7 hours.
Scientists made these conclusions as a result of a study in which one thousand male volunteers who did not have diabetes participated. They were divided into three groups: the first group - participants with lack of sleep (they slept 6 or less hours a day); the second group - participants who could sleep 7-8 hours a day; Well, the third group is the participants who got more than 8 hours of sleep. As a result, the scientists found that members of the third group developed diabetes three times more often than the members of the first two groups. Moreover, this pattern was observed regardless of other factors of the disease: weight, age and smoking habits.
In addition, scientists from the University of Buffalo concluded that people who sleep more than eight hours a day significantly increase the risk of having a stroke. Study leader Ednan Kvareshi, who is also an assistant professor of neurosurgery, notes that if a person sleeps less but feels cheerful and efficient all day, this is normal for him. But if you feel sleepy during the day, this is bad. Again, you are at risk if you snore during sleep.
Ednan Kwareshi believes that people who have similar sleep problems should definitely see a doctor. The scientist insists that such problems can be clear signs of respiratory arrest during sleep (apnea), as a result of which the brain is left without oxygen for some (albeit short) time, which increases the risk of stroke.