Scientists told about the dangers of a too long NAP

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Excess of sleep can trigger negative changes in the human body, as its shortage. A study published in the journal BMC Public Health.

Experts of Seoul University analyzed data from more than 133.5 thousand people of both sexes aged 40 to 69 years from 2004 to 2013. Taking into account information on diseases, lifestyle, diet, exercise.

29% of men and 24.5% of women were identified metabolic syndrome, which manifests as hypertension, high triglycerides and sugar, low «good» cholesterol.

Scientists say that most suffering from metabolic syndrome were among those who slept less than six and more than ten hours a day. In addition, experts have determined that men are most harmful becomes too short sleep, and for women is too long.