If you can't seem to wake up in the morning, or get out of bed at night and then can't fall back asleep for hours, you may have a sleep disorder or you may actually be oversleeping. Oversleeping can potentially lead to excessive daytime drowsiness, fatigue, and memory problems. Studies show that sleeping too much can actually also make you feel tired during the day - crazy, right? Trust us when we say, we love sleeping... It's relaxing, a natural de-stresser, and the coziest thing you can do! However, like we mentioned, oversleeping is not a good thing to do to your body. It can ruin your sleeping schedule and believe it or not, make you more tired than before!
In this blog, we're going to give you more information about how much sleep is too much sleep... (To all you over-sleepers, we're sorry in advance, but this is going to help you so much!) So, without further ado, let's get into it!
This is a pretty straightforward question, but very simply put, we need sleep to recharge our bodies (and of course, get that much needed beauty sleep, too!) Our bodies (but not our brains...) are far less active while sleeping, which gives the brain a chance to repair, restore and reenergize for the next long working day!
There are a number of reasons why sleep is important. Sleep allows your body to heal and replenish itself while also boosting brain function. It's been shown that people who don't get enough quality shut-eye suffer from anxiety, depression, stress headaches, memory problems as well as other issues like difficulty concentrating or making decisions. Sleep deprivation can have adverse effects on the central nervous system leading to mental health difficulties such as mood swings and irritability at best but in extreme cases it has contributed to suicide risk factors among adolescents
Sleep, as most people know it, happens in several stages which can last from 30 minutes to an hour each with different amounts of REM during them. REM is a state of sleep where most people dream - but not all. REM stands for Rapid Eye Movement, which refers to the fact that your eyes move rapidly and in different directions during this stage. There are two phases: NREM (Non-Rapid Eye Movement), when you're sleeping deeply; and REM, when dreaming occurs while still technically asleep. (Fun fact: The term REM comes from the Latin verb "revere" which means to watch or observe with attention, and it was first coined in the late 1950s by a neurologist named Eugene Aserinsky.)
Rem can occur at any time throughout the night or day from one minute to five hours before waking up again. The first stage begins almost immediately after you close your eyes - this lasts usually around 10-25 minutes depending on how tired you are or if there's any sound going on nearby - so much information gets processed at night when our brain waves get more chaotic than they would be while awake!
The first thing that you should know is sleep deprivation can lead to a slew of serious conditions. It's not just your sex drive, either - it also has the power to weaken our immune system and cause thinking issues! Not only does this put us at risk for certain cancers but diabetes as well. That alone sounds like enough reason right there to consider taking steps in making sure we get adequate rest.
Lack of sleep is a common issue for many people. One major repercussion can be the impact on your mood and mental well-being, which has been shown to affect both cognitive function and anger levels. No one likes being tired all day long! Not getting enough rest also affects our physical health with higher risk factors such as obesity or cardiovascular disease among other things.
When people do not get enough sleep, they are more likely to become irritable and have trouble managing their emotions... Those who cannot make it through a full night without any rest will find themselves feeling grumpy or agitated for no reason at all!
The amount of sleep you need varies significantly over the course of your lifetime. It depends on your age and activity level as well as how healthy, active, or stressed out you are at any given time in life. For instance, during periods when there is a lot going on, people may notice that they feel more tired than usual and therefore might want to go to bed earlier just so their body can rest properly without getting too much stress throughout the day from not sleeping enough hours every night. However - even though these needs vary depending upon one's lifestyle habits - experts typically recommend that adults should get between seven to nine hours of sleep each night.
If you're getting less than seven hours of sleep a night - don't panic! That's okay... A person may get less sleep than they should not because their job doesn't allow them enough time. Sleeping can also be impacted by the type of work a person has, as many professions require long hours and being available on-call at all times during off days or weekends. Definitely try to work alongside your schedule to ensure you get enough sleep, because like we mentioned, lack of rest might lead to poor performance, weight gain due to stress eating when you're exhausted but too tired for anything else (and high cortisol), decreased sex drive from fatigue caused by chronic exhaustion, mood swings like irritability combined with anxiety or depression... The list goes on and it's really scary stuff if you think about what could happen without adequate sleep every night which will only worsen over!
So, in short, aim to sleep between seven to nine hours a night.
Believe it or not, the short answer is YES. You wouldn't think so considering sleep typically helps you to gain your energy back. Basically put, when you sleep too much, you can throw off your body's biological clock. As we previously mentioned, your body is designed to get between seven to nine hours of sleep per night - and that's what it expects. When you get far more than, let's say, nine hours of sleep, your body will think you've started the day and start using up energy before you actually wake up.
This can lead to a feeling of being tired - or worse, it can actually cause you to be sleep-deprived. The dangers are that if your body can't rest properly and get the right amount of time for rejuvenating itself, then this can start decreasing overall levels of energy (and possibly even worsen health problems).
Now that we've gone over why you shouldn't oversleep, let's go over some tips for improving your quality of life by making sure you're getting a sufficient amount of rest each night.
In conclusion, the short answer is yes - sleeping too much can make you more tired. We know how amazing sleep is and we wish we could sleep as much as we want, but unfortunately, it's not healthy for you and your body. So, try to get into the rhythm of a healthy sleeping pattern!
If you're having trouble sleeping at night, definitely check out the helpful tips that we mentioned above! We'd recommend you try pushing your body into the correct timezone by sleeping for fewer hours than usual (say, 6 hours) - set an alarm at the time you want to wake up and slowly go to bed earlier each night until you wake up at the right time, feel well-rested, and get a solid seven to nine hours of sleep per night.
Other reasons for not sleeping well may be your actual bedding itself - if you don't have the right mattress, pillows, duvet, or bedroom conditions (e.g. humidity level, temperature, etc.) to sleep in, that could seriously impact your sleep. So, do your research and search for what you find most comfortable. Some people like soft products, whereas other sleepers prefer products that are more firm or memory foam-filled!
We at Warm Things can certainly help you with most of your sleeping problems... We are a close-knit family-owned business. Our company was born in 1973! Since then, we've strived to provide the public with high-quality bedding products at reasonable prices while continually looking for bargains. We never compromise on quality and pride ourselves in providing sophisticated, beautifully made goods that are also highly durable. Our down quilts and pillows are locally produced here in Marin County, California. We truly love being able to offer you a one-stop shop when it comes time to outfit your bedroom suite!
We have everything from down comforters (that feel like you're sleeping on a cloud), down pillows, cozy throws, baby comforters, slippers, sheet sets, and so much more. Our products also have different levels, so depending on what type of sleeper you are, we're guaranteed to have something you'll find comfortable! Whether you like heavy comforters, light comforters, a firm pillow, or a super soft one, we got it all. As we said, we're a one-stop shop!
Hearing that our products have been able to help our awesome customers sleep better always makes us proud! It's our mission to help everyone get a perfect night's rest - as it's so important
Pop by one of our storefronts today or give us a call at 415-472-2154 to discuss your bedding needs with one of our friendly experts! We'd be happy to help you put together the bed of your dreams! Let us know what you're looking for and we'll do our best to accommodate you.
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