Saturday, August 20, 2011

Oversleeping or Hypersomnia

Difficulty to sleep or commonly known as insomnia are not good for health. Likewise with the "opponent", oversleeping (excess of sleep) or hypersomnia, it is also bad for the body. Experts also recommend avoid sleeping more than nine hours each night.

Problem of oversleeping or hypersomnia are as follows:

Narcolepsy, neurological problems that cause excessive sleeping. Narcolepsy affects parts of the brain that controls and regulates sleep. Patients (narcolepsy) failed to identify and distinguish sleep time with time to stay awake. Sufferers can fall asleep anywhere and anytime.

  • Stress and depression. These two things had to be avoided because it can cause many mental health disorders, mental as well, also oversleeping.
  • Fatigue. Fatigue caused by working too hard, sleep disorders, pregnancy, or lack of sleep is one of the main causes of oversleeping. When feeling tired, you tend to decide to sleep longer, even more than nine hours, to try to get refreshed.

What are the health effects of oversleeping?

  • Diabetes. Research shows people who slept more than nine hours each night and 50 percent greater risk of developing diabetes than those who slept seven hours per night. The study also found that oversleeping could indicate a medical disorder that increases the likelihood of the effect of diabetes.
  • Obesity. Research shows that those who slept for 90-10 hours each night 21 percent more likely to be obese than those who only sleep for 7-8 hours.
  • Heart disease. A study showed that women who slept for 9-11 hours each night and 38 percent more likely to develop coronary heart disease.
  • Headache. The researchers believe, the headache can be an effect of oversleeping. Those who sleep too long during the day often experience problems when you go to sleep at night, causing the onset of a headache the next day.
  • Back pain. As you lie in bed for hours, often times there is pain in his back. People who suffer from back pain or are prone to back pain were advised doctors to stay active, do not often lie, or lie down.
  • Death. Several studies have found that people who sleep nine hours or more each night have higher mortality rates than those who slept seven to eight hours per night. The researchers speculate, depression and low socioeconomic status (also associated with sleep longer) may be associated with increased mortality (death).

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