A New Study Shows That Sleeping More Than 9 Hours a Day Could be Linked to Depression

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A new study has found that people who sleep for more than nine hours a day are more likely to be depressed than those who sleep for less than seven hours. The study, which is published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, looked at data from over 33,000 adults in the United States.

The study found that people who slept for more than nine hours a day were 21% more likely to be depressed than those who slept for less than seven hours. The association was even stronger in people who slept for more than 10 hours a day, who were 34% more likely to be depressed.

The study did not find any link between depression and sleeping for less than six hours a day.

It’s not clear why sleeping more might be linked to depression, but the authors of the study say it could be because people who sleep for long periods of time are more likely to have problems with their sleep quality, which can lead to depression.

If you’re sleeping for more than nine hours a day and you’re feeling depressed, the authors of the study say you should talk to your doctor about it.

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