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Did you know oversleeping is actually bad for your health?

by Grace Sundram

It is common knowledge that to get enough sleep, we as adults have to sleep for six to eight hours so that we will remain active during the day the next day.

However, what time do you usually close your eyes? Don’t always sleep very late because there are studies that have found that if you want to reduce your risk of getting heart-related diseases, you should go to bed as early as 10 to 11 pm.


Sleeping at such an hour is the most optimal and good for your body. It is understood the study was conducted from 2006 to 2010 by the University of Exeter on over 80 thousand participants.

They found study participants who slept before 10 pm were 12 percent higher for getting the disease.

While sleeping in the hours after midnight was associated with a 25 percent higher risk of heart disease and study participants who slept between 10 to 11 pm were the least likely to get such a disease.


According to one of the researchers involved in the study, David Plans, the human body has a process known as circadian rhythm where it is a change in terms of physical, mental and attitude that will change according to a 24 -hour cycle.

Although researchers could not deduce the main cause from the study, the findings show that sleeping too late or too early will interfere with the body clock (body clock) and the process, thus it will have a negative effect on your heart.


At the same time, a physiotherapist and sleep specialist knew as Sammy Margo, because everyone’s body is also different, not necessarily everyone needs to sleep at that time, reports HuffPost UK.


However, according to him, the study has suggested that the ideal time to sleep may be at 10 pm, so anyone who wants to follow it can start sleeping at that hour.

Anyway, most importantly, make sure you get enough sleep that suits your body’s needs and remember, don’t oversleep because excessive sleep is said to have the same adverse effects as lack of sleep.

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