Study: Lack of sleep linked to premature death

May 10, 2010

Scientists reporting in the journal Sleep also found that sleeping too much -- that's more than nine hours a night -- doesn't increase the risk for death but might be an important sign of a seriously or potentially fatal illness.

Authors say the findings provide unequivocal evidence of the direct link between insufficient sleep and increased risk of premature death.

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