Oversleeping Could Cause Major Health Issues

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After a long, hard week followed by a too-late Friday night, there's nothing that most of us want to do more than hit the snooze button well into Saturday afternoon. Sleeping in seems like a great way for your body to catch up on the zzzs you missed while you were up late studying for exams (and catching up on Pretty Little Liars, let's be real) but according to a new study, it's not nearly as virtuous as you might assume. It turns out that oversleeping can actually be terrible for your health - so you may want to drag your body out of bed.

A new study from the University of Sydney researched the effects that certain "bad habits" had on our health, and it's not great news. The researches found that over a six year period, regular oversleeping meant a 44 percent increased risk of death. That's strange and very unsettling news, especially considering getting less sleep than you should (less than seven hours a night) only decreased your mortality by nine percent.

Of course, there could be plenty of reasons why oversleeping is correlated with a higher mortality rate, like the fact that people who are already suffering from certain health conditions may feel like they need to sleep more. Still, maybe take this study as a reason to get your recommended eight hours a night - and not your preferred 12.
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