Can you die from too much sleep?
Not directly but too much sleep is linked with obesity, cardiovascular disease, depression and pain which could result in an early death.
What causes insomnia?
Mental health conditions, most commonly anxiety, stress and depression
Noise or environmental factors like heat or cold
Medications e.g. Steroids
Recreational drugs e.g. MDMA, Cocaine
Alcohol, caffeine and nicotine
What is best treatment for insomnia?
Looking at your sleeping habits is a good place to start with treating insomnia. Make sure you wind down before bedtime - this can include having a bath, reading a good book or watching television.
Address your bedroom environment - make sure you are sleeping on a comfortable mattress with the right pillows and duvet for your preference, ensure your bedroom is not too warm or too cold and reduce the amount of light and noise you are exposed to.
Exercising earlier in the day and not looking at devices like mobile phones can also help you switch off. If all of these measures don’t help, medications are available from your pharmacy or can be prescribed by your doctor.
How long does the flu virus last on bed sheets?
The flu virus can live for 24-48 hours on hard surfaces like doorknobs and handrails but much short periods of porous soft surfaces like sheets and fabrics, perhaps from minutes to a few hours. The amount of time will be dependent on environmental factors like temperature and humidity.