Sleeping is important for your overall health, and you just can’t function without your beauty sleep.
But, every age group requires a different “amount” of sleeping.
How long should you sleep?
Most of you believe that you should sleep about 8 hours a day. Well, the average number of hours doesn’t fit every age group, because adults should sleep 7-9 hours, and children under 18 should sleep at least 10 hours.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, there is a specific sleep chart for every age group. The creation of this chart involves the knowledge of physiology, gerontology, pediatrics, gynecology, sleep, anatomy and neurology.
Common sleeping issues:
Excessive sleep is the reason you deal with back pain, because your back muscles lose their primary function. Be more active, and do back workout. What’s more important, try not to sleep on your day off.
Weight management issues
Excessive sleeping slows down metabolism, and makes you fat. You don’t want that, right?
Depression and anxiety
Oversleeping and insomnia cause depression and anxiety. Statistics shows that 15 percent of all depression/anxiety patients have been sleeping more than they should.
Oversleeping damages neurotransmitters, and gives you a terrible headache.
Type 2 diabetes
Your body has problems metabolizing glucose when you sleep too much or too less. This affects your insulin resistance, and creates a perfect soil for the development of type 2 diabetes.
Sleeping too much or too les has a negative effect on your hart. Nurses’ Health Study found that oversleeping increases the risk of coronary heart disease. This wasn’t the case of those who sleep 8 hours a day.
If you combine diabetes, obesity, and coronary heart disease in one person, you will understand that oversleeping can actually kill you.
How to avoid oversleeping:
- Work on your sleep schedule
- Do not use electronics before you go do bed
- Do yoga or meditation before bedtime
- Take a cold shower before you go to bed
- Be more active
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day
- Do activities that improve your brain function