Are you sleeping too much?
You need sleep. You need hours and hours of sleep. How do you know when you are sleeping too much? Does it matter? Can you really get too much sleep?
Oversleeping has been linked to a range of problems like heart disease and diabetes.
So how much sleep is too much?
Your sleep needs change through your lifetime. During stressful periods your body may crave more sleep. If you are suffering from an illness your body may require more sleep.
How much sleep should your children get every night?
According to the National Sleep Foundation your school age children should sleep 1 to 2 hours more than adults. Preschool children and Toddlers require the most sleep and adults over 65 tend to require an hour less of sleep per night.
Your oversleeping could be a medical disorder.
Hypersomnia sufferers feel tired all day. Naps do not relieve the tired feelings hypersomnia suffers exhibit and going to sleep at night may cause them to sleep for unusually long periods of time. Difficulty remembering, anxiety and extreme lack of energy are the result of their constant need for sleep.
Sleep Apnea should not go untreated.
A very common sleep ailment that can keep you from getting good restoring sleep is sleep apnea. This disorder causes you to stop breathing for moments while you sleep. This lack of air flow disrupts sleep and can cause major health issues.
If you notice you or your partner gasps for breath in the middle of the night, or you are waking up tired and unrested every morning, consult your doctor.
What should you do if you often sleep too much?
You may just need a new mattress. If your mattress has you waking up sore or stiff then you should look at replacing it. If you feel your mattress is too hard it could be causing pressure that makes you toss and turn at night instead of getting deep, undisturbed, sleep.
Sleep needs vary from person to person
You may find that you require more sleep than others. Just be sure that you are following all the sleep rules to ensure you get as much deep restoring sleep as possible while you sleep. – Mattress Direct
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