Our body, especially our brain needs a good night rest. If we have a lack of sleep or we spend too much time in our bed, we can damage our health.
The Question is – How Long Should We Sleep?
A lot of doctors recommend 7 hours of sleep a night for adults and 10 hours a sleep for children. But is it enough sleep for our body?
In this article we are going to give you a chart that will show you the most recent recommendation issued by the National Sleep Foundation.
Here you have 7 reasons to mind your sleep:
- Back Pain
Spending too much time in bed can lead to back pain and it can weaken the back muscles.
Resent study shows that people who sleep more than 10 hours a day are more likely to become obese than the others.
Depression can affect our sleep and it can lead to insomnia or oversleeping. Also oversleeping can negatively affect our mental health. That is why we should take more care about our sleeping time.
Having insomnia or oversleeping can confuse our metabolism and can diminish our body’s ability to process glucose, which will lead to insulin resistance (type 2) diabetes.
Headache usually happens to a people who sleep more than 10 hours. Oversleeping can also affect our neurotransmitters and it can lead to serious health damage
- Heart Disease
The Heart and the brain are the organs that need the most night rest and if they didn’t get it, it can affect their functions. According to a recent study, women who sleep 9-11 hours a night were 38% more likely to develop coronary heart disease than the women who sleep 8 hours a day.
It is found that people who get 9 or more hours of sleep a night are more likely to die from a medical condition than those who sleep 7-8 hours.
5 Ways to Overcome Excessive Sleeping:
Every morning after waking up, start doing some exercise. It will help you boost energy and clear your mind.
- Drink more water
After waking up drink a glass of warm water and it will improve your metabolism and you will stay hydrated during the day.
- Get Clean
If you feel sleepy try taking a cold shower. It is the best solution in these situations.
- Set a Sleep Schedule
Set up a strict sleep schedule which works well for your lifestyle. Practice yoga or meditation is also recommended to boost your energy.
- Stay Motivated
Find activities which will motivate you to stand up from your bed, instead using sleep as escape from your daily life.