Too Much Sleep

Just as it’s important to get 7-8 quality hours of sleep, it’s also important not to get too much sleep. Just as the saying goes, sometimes there can be too much of a good thing.

In general, the amount of sleep you need varies significantly over the course of your lifetime. It depends on your age and activity level as well as your general health and lifestyle habits.  According to research, two factors -- depression and low socioeconomic status -- are strongly associated with sleeping too much.