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Sleeping for Less Than Six Hours Linked to Early Death

Consistently sleeping for fewer than six hours each night may cause an early death. However, too much sleep can also problems.

New research analyzed data from 16 separate studies. People who habitually slept for less than six hours a night were 12 percent more likely to experience premature death. While people who consistently sleep more than nine hours a night can also be more likely to die early, the oversleeping may be an indicator of underlying ailments rather than a cause.

According to The Guardian:

“The study noted that previous research into lack of sleep had shown it was associated with ailments including heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes.”

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