Top Ten All Time
 
1
Deer Antler Velvet: Does It Work?
 
2
Bane Workout: Get Big Like Bane [The Dark Knight Rises]

 
3
Man of Steel Workout: Henry Cavill
 
4
Stephen Amell: Look the Part With The Arrow Workout

 
5
Tom Hardy’s Official Warrior Workout [Tommy Conlon]
 
6
Hafthor Julius Bjornsson’s Diet: The Mountain [Game of Thrones]

 
7
Bane Workout: Traps [The Dark Knight Rises]
 
8
Stephen Amell Workout and Diet

 
9
Bane Workout: Shoulders [The Dark Knight Rises]
 
10
Rumors and Facts: Tom Hardy’s Bane Workout [The Dark Knight Rises]

Do You Need Special Gear For Lifting Weights?
Previous
RANDOM
How to Make a Healthy Egg in a Ham Muffin Breakfast
Next

It it Possible to Sleep Too Much?

by Kate Ferguson on February 7, 2016
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse

sleeping-1159279_640

Sleep is a strange thing. Most of us walk around feeling sleep deprived a lot of the time, but then again you may have experienced the sensation of sleeping too long and feeling groggy for it. Most adults need somewhere between seven and 8.5 hours of sleep each night but of course this varies person to person. In very rare cases there are some people that can get enough rest on only four hours of sleep, while there are some people out there who would be better with 12. How much sleep you need is greatly affected by your genetics, but then other factors like you health and lifestyle of course come into play as well.

Most people are pretty busy and might not be getting enough sleep they need at night, which causes sleep deprivation and over time builds up sleep debt that is hard to get back. That’s the point where being drowsy during the day is threatening to take over.

To figure out how much sleep your body needs you can do an experiment to track your sleep times. You’ll need about a week to do so however which can be a little challenging to set aside. But if you have the time it’s interesting to know. Basically what you would need to do is choose a set bedtime to go to bed, which should be a reasonable one so that you’re not wide awake at bedtime nor are you feeling up past your bedtime. For the next week you will go to bed promptly at this time. Then all you have to do is allow yourself to sleep as your body wants to without waking up to an alarm clock or other distraction. Even if you wake up but are able to fall back asleep you should do so. During this process you should make sure not to take any naps which will throw off your calculations.

The first couple days you will sleep longer than later in the week because you will be working off any sleep debt that you have accumulated. Over the course of the week it should start to even out and you will have a good idea about how much sleep you actually need. Then with that information you just need to be able to get yourself to bed early enough that you might wake naturally by the time you need to be up on your work days. This can take a bit of adjusting since most of us are used to staying up too late, but if you know for certain how much sleep your body functions best on, it can be some good motivation to make a change.

If your sleep needs change dramatically at any point with no apparent cause you might want to get checked out by a doctor. There are different physical conditions that can cause excess tiredness or more need for sleep, which can vary from infections to hypothyroidism and even depression.

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse

What's your reaction?
Give Me More
0%
Confused
0%
I Expected Better
0%
That Was Useful
0%
1 Comments
Leave a response

Leave a Response

 
READ MORE
Knowledge

Study Says Running Barefoot Could Make You Smarter


 
READ MORE

How to Make Tuna Quinoa Patties

 
READ MORE

The FDA to Redefine What ‘Healthy’ Means

 
READ MORE

How Big is Your Salmonella Risk Really?


 
READ MORE

How Exercise Makes Your Bones Stronger

 
READ MORE

Most Common Pushup Mistakes

 
READ MORE

Research Suggests Trick For Ordering Healthier Food


 
READ MORE
Get Fit

Research Pinpointed the Perfect Amount to Lift Each Week


 
READ MORE

Should You Be Eating More Vegetables?

 
READ MORE

How Quickly Do You Really Get Out of Shape?

 
READ MORE

Study Says Coffee and Wine are Good For the Gut


 
READ MORE

Why You Should Roast Your Cauliflower

 
READ MORE

Foods that Are High in Phosphorus

 
READ MORE

The Best Snacks to Eat at Night


 
READ MORE
Motivation

Motivational Quotes From Famous Athletes


 
READ MORE

Low Carb Breakfasts that are Still Filling

 
READ MORE

What Exactly is “Leaky Gut” Syndrome?

 
READ MORE

How to Get the Most Out of a Recovery Day


 
READ MORE

Health Quotes that Will Inspire Your Week

 
READ MORE

Should You Workout When You’re Sick?

 
READ MORE

Why it’s Hard Sleeping Somewhere New


Load More
End of the line!
Test