As someone who has to wake up at 5 AM for work, I understand good sleep is hard to come by. We are all guilty of postponing or missing sleep for various reasons, but the more research that comes out, the worse we find it is for the body to miss out on sleep. Well in an interesting twist, it may be dangerous to get too much sleep as well. Some studies seem to indicate that the risk for stroke in older women who get over 9 hours of sleep increases. These women had an even larger risk than those who caught less than 6 hours.