Those who sleep more than nine hours a day and who sit down during most of the day, face four times the risk of dying prematurely. The combination of too much sleep and too little exercise is claimed to be just as unhealthy as smoking and alcohol.
This has been shown by a study of the University of Sydney. Too much sleep - more than nine hours a day - is not good for you. Especially if you spend a lot of time sitting down and have little exercise in your daily routine. According to a study of the University of Sydney, such a lifestyle is just as unhealthy as smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol. It is said to multiply your chances of dying prematurely up to four times.
The results are part of the largest health research in the history of Australia, 45 And Up, which involved more than 230,000 participants. The researchers have analysed the effects of a number of known high-risk habits such as smoking, excessive drinking, bad food habits and too little exercise, combined with too little or too much sleep, and came to the frightening conclusion that too much sleep can have a detrimental effect on your health.
However, those who sleep less than seven hours a day and who also smoke tobacco and drink alcohol, face the exact same risks.