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You Snooze You Lose

The busyness of life has propelled many of us to get more rest. It's often a case of survival in the midst of unrelenting pressure. Research studies have been showing how essential sleep is to our mental and physical health. Now a new study on sleep says this: Wake Up! This latest study suggests that an overly long night's sleep could be just as bad for you as not getting enough sleep.

The study concludes, "… adults who usually sleep for less than six hours or more than eight, are at risk of dying earlier than those sleep for between six and eight hours." So, the magic number from these studies is 7 hours of sleep.

Possible Preaching Angle:

Maybe Hamlet had it right all along when he said, "Aye, there's the rub. For in that sleep of death, what dreams may come."


Ruth Alexander, “Why a long night's sleep may be bad for you,” BBC (3-24-15)

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