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Researchers Find Grave Downside to Sleeping More Than 8 Hours a Day | Inverse

Its no secret that chronic sleep deprivation is taking its toll on Americas health, but a new study suggests that those who get more than ample sleep arent that safe either. Seemingly counterintuitive results reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association on Wednesday suggest that oversleeping might put you at higher risk for certain heart conditions . But dont go setting 4 AM alarms just yet: As the studys lead author tells Inverse , oversleeping itself isnt the problem.