Sleeping for more than the recommended seven to eight hours per night could lead to you
Staying in bed for more than 10 hours was also linked to a 56% increased risk of death from stroke and a 49% increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease.
Poor sleep quality was associated with a 44% increase in coronary heart disease.
Researchers looked at data from 74 studies involving more than three million people.
They said GPs ought to ask their patients questions about sleeping patterns during appointments.
Dr Chun Shing Kwok,
“There are cultural, social, psychological, behavioural, pathophysiological and environmental influences on our sleep such as the need to care for children or family members, irregular working shift patterns, physical or mental illness, and the 24-hour availability of commodities in modern society.”
The study, which involved researchers from the Keele University and the universities of Leeds, Manchester and East Anglia, said the research was limited as
Source: Sky News