As a mattress company it would be easy for us to go overboard talking about the health benefits of sleep, but we wanted to share a link to this specific article which cites a recent study by the University of Glasgow.
"Sleeping too much or too little can increase the likelihood of becoming obese, researchers have discovered.
The study found abnormal sleeping patterns increased the risk of being overweight for those genetically predisposed to obesity.
The effect was seen regardless of diet, health or socio-demographic group."
Read the full article on the BBC Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-39127601