Sleep is essential for the wellbeing of our body and mind. If we want to function like it supposed to be than we need to get enough sleep. Different age has different recommended sleeping hours.

So Just How Long Should You Sleep

Recommended hours of sleep for an adult person is 8 hours every night. Elderly people usually need less hours of sleep. Children up to age of 18 need to sleep at least 10 hours a day.

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The National sleep foundation has created this chart with the help of pediatricians, sleep and anatomy specialists, psychiatrists, gerontologists, physiologists and gynecologists.

If you have some bad sleeping habits than you will have problems with your health too. Here are some disorders connected with not getting enough sleep or oversleep.

Oversleep can cause constant back pain because you back muscle weakens without any physical movements. In this case you should do some light exercises to straighten the back muscles. When you have free time, use it for walks not for sleeping.

Excessive sleep slows down your metabolism and instead of spending the energy it is storing it up, so you gain weight and it is very likely to become weighty.

Excessive sleep or insomnia can cause and be caused by depression or anxiety. So it also has negative effects to your mental health.

Also, if your sleep is with poor quality or if you oversleep than there are great chances to feel constant headaches.

This is happening because your neurotransmitters are damaged.

If you sleep too much your body will not process the glucose that will result with insulin resistance. This leads to Diabetes Type 2.

A culmination of too much sleep is coronary heart disease. In the Nurses’ Health Study you can find the proof for this as 72000 people were included in the research.

The result is that it is more likely to have damaged heart activities if you sleep more than people who sleep an average 8 hours at night.

How to avoid oversleeping

• Set up the alarms and respect that schedule;
• Turn off the electric devices at least half an hour before going to bed and try to do yoga or meditation exercises so you can be relaxed before going to sleep;
• Have a shower with cold water to help you have a good sleep.
• Hydrate your body through the day so your mind will keep active and alert through the night.