Do you get enough sleep, or are you sleeping too much? Find out by reading this article.
Sleeping. The one thing all of us must do in order to stay healthy and productive. A good night’s sleep is essential to stay in good health, and sometimes we are under the impression that getting a lot of it a natural and good thing. I mean, can too much sleep be bad for you? In fact, it can. Oversleeping has been linked to a number of medical conditions including heart disease, diabetes and higher risks of death. Researchers have shown that people with economical problems or a lower social status tend to sleep more, and are at risk of falling in depression as a consequence.
But how much sleep is too much sleep? The amount of sleep varies significantly depending on the individual. Some people are more active than others, have different lifestyles and even genes. Without taking into consideration age and overall body condition, however, experts usually recommend to sleep between seven and nine hours each night.
People that sleep too much (that is over 10 hours every day) have a medical disorder known as hyper-insomnia. This causes extreme sleepiness throughout the day, which is not resolved by napping and follows you every waking moment. If you feel like you are sleeping too much or if you have experienced feelings of anxiety, a sense of low energy and memory problems, you could be affected by this condition. Of course, not everyone that oversleeps has a disorder; if you are assuming medicine or consume certain substances, these could possibly be causing you to get too much sleep.
As an oversleeper, you could be facing a number of health risks. People that get too much sleep are often affected by diabetes, obesity, headaches, back pain, depression and heart disease as a side effect of their lack of exercise and low activeness. If you feel like you are sleeping too much, consider visiting your doctor for a checkup: he will determine if you truly are oversleeping.
In the meantime, try listening to some Delta Waves in order to regulate your sleeping pattern. Here is some relaxing and soothing music taken directly from our main youtube channel: