We all know that good sleep is very important but like the saying goes “too much of anything is bad”. But can you oversleep?
A lot has been said about the dangers of not getting enough sleep but we don’t talk about sleeping too much. Medical experts agree that 7-8 hours is the perfect sleep range for adults between the age of 18-64 years. Oversleeping is a health condition called “Hypersomnia”
When a person sleeps above 9 hours then the quality of sleep should be evaluated. A lot of times when the quality of sleep is poor it could result in a long time in bed. Your body needs deep restorative sleep, and if that is not happening during the recommended 7-8 hours, your body will intuitively try to prolong the sleep period to obtain the quality of sleep it needs. Lifestyle factors can also play a part. If you don’t get enough sleep regularly, your body may try to make up for it by oversleeping.
CONSEQUENCES OF OVERSLEEPING
For people with hypersomnia, oversleeping may cause the following issues:
- low energy
- memory problems
- Back pains
- Increased rate of heart disease
People who oversleep may also be at a higher risk of experiencing auto accidents because there is a chance that you sleep off while driving.
TIPS TO GETTING QUALITY SLEEP WITHOUT SLEEPING TOO MUCH
If you sleep too much, it affects your health. But how do you get the right amount of sleep? Answer: bet on quality sleep!
Here are some brief tips to maintain/improve the quality of your sleep:
- Get enough sleep (usually 7 to 8 hours a night for an adult).
- Go to bed as soon as you feel tired at night.
- Do not eat too much at night.
- Limit stimulants such as coffee or tea, and if possible, avoid them at the end of the day.
- Relax in the evening with a suitable activity, such as reading.
By promoting quality sleep and a sleep duration that is within the norm for your age group, you can avoid having to extend your sleep hours to compensate for the fact that you don’t sleep well at night. If your bed is the reason you are not sleeping well, then invest in our pocket spring mattress that guarantees quality sleep.