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The Norwich Sleep Center offers the most advanced evaluation and treatment for those with sleep disorders. Read More

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How Excessive Sleep Can Affect Your Metabolism

14 Aug 2019

How Excessive Sleep Can Affect Your Metabolism

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Few people worry about spending too much time in bed. An extra hour or two of stolen sleep on Sunday can feel like heaven after a long week of work and family activities. But did you know that clocking more than the recommended amount can negatively impact your health? For most adults, getting between seven and nine hours of sleep a night is ideal. Although a small percentage of people actually need 10 hours, for most adults sleeping more hours than the recommended amount may indicate an underlying health concern. In addition, regularly sleeping more than the suggested amount may increase the risk of obesity , headache, back pain, and heart disease. And a recent study discovered that oversleeping can put the body at risk for metabolic issues. Learn more about how excessive sleep can impact your metabolism. What the Science Says In a recent study, researchers analyzed the health, medical histories, and sleep totals of a group of more than 130,000 men and women ages 40 to 69. With this data, researchers were able to link sleeping less than six hours, as well as sleeping more than 10 hours, to cases of metabolic syndrome and related symptoms. Understanding Metabolic Syndrome People

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Treatments

We offer a wide range of scientifically proven and approved treatment options for the different types of sleep disorders. Treatment Options for obstructive sleep apnea include CPAP, oral appliances, and surgery, besides weight loss and positional therapy. Read More

Location & Facility

Norwich Sleep Center
Medical Office Building
Backus Hospital Campus
330 Washington Street, Suite 440
(4th floor)
Norwich, CT 06360

P:860.886.0228 | F:860.823.1978

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