Is It Possible to Get Too Much Sleep?


When the weekend rolls around, you’ll hear people talk about how they plan to sleep in since they didn’t get enough sleep during the week. There isn’t anything wrong with wanting a little extra sleep after a busy week.

There’s nothing wrong with it as long as you don’t overdo it. Once sleep is lost, you can never bank enough hours to cover that deficit.

Studies have shown that not getting enough sleep can wreak havoc on your body.

A lack of the proper amount of sleep can cause you to develop heart problems and can cause your metabolism to slow down. It also leads to trouble concentrating and trouble dealing with stress.

But on the other hand, getting too much sleep can also have adverse affects on your health. On average, you need and should aim to get between 7-8 hours of sleep every night.

Sleeping for more than 8 hours can lead to putting on weight, developing type 2 diabetes and more.

Sleeping too much can also cause some side effects that you’ll notice right away. You may wake up groggy and remain drowsy throughout the day.

With too much sleep, you’ll experience fatigue brought on by sleeping and the inactivity of resting.

This can cause you to crave even more sleep. It’s almost like an addiction because you’re training your body to need more.

You can also experience a sleep headache and a general sense of not feeling well if you sleep too much.

Sometimes, sleeping too much can be indicative of a deeper problem. You might have an undiagnosed health problem that makes you feel constant fatigue and causes you to crave more sleep.

You might also be sleeping too much to put off dealing with the things that drain you emotionally. Sleeping too much can also be a sign that you’re experiencing depression.

The old adage that you’ll wake up once your body has had adequate sleep isn’t true. Sleep feels good - and it’s easy to sleep for 10 hours or longer unless you set an alarm.

There are ways that you can avoid getting too much sleep. Schedule an alarm if you find that you do sleep too much without one. Don’t change the time that you get up - even on the weekends.

If you feel like there’s no reason to get up because you have nothing going on, then set up a to-do list. Include fun activities, chores and special outings.

If you consistently sleep too much because of insomnia, then seek treatment to make sure that you don’t have a sleep disorder.

Learn more about your health online when you read the rest of our information here about: Sleep Disorders and tips to stop insomnia

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