Bad News for “Late Risers”

October 27, 2005

How long wilt thou asleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?
Proverbs 6:9

[C]ease to sleep longer than is needful; retire to thy bed early, that ye may not be weary; arise early, that your bodies and your minds may be invigorated.
D&C 88:124

According to a study done by the University of Heidelberg in Germany, people who sleep longer than nine hours a day demonstrated higher mortality rates over a ten-year time period. Professor Dieter Riemann recently presented the results of this study to a meeting of the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) in Berlin. Read the rest of this entry »