There are two things that all people like to do, regardless of age, race, height, weight, looks, etc. Those things are eating and sleeping. For this reason, many people become overweight or oversleep too much.
Did you know that sleeping too long makes you more tired?
You would think that if you got a lot of sleep, you would be less tired and could go for longer without needing to sleep again. Unfortunately it doesn't work this way. When you sleep, your mind and body are doing many complex functions such as repairing muscle, organizing memories, putting the things you have learned for the day in the proper places, etc, etc. This process is actually quite strenuous on the mind which is why when you wake up after sleeping too long, you often feel more tired than you did when you first went to sleep.
Symptoms of oversleeping
The most common symptoms of sleeping too long include:
- Headaches that last throughout the day.
- Difficulty focusing and remembering things.
- You feel real slow and out of it.
- Extra tired during the day.
Sleeping too long may indicate that you are developing a sleeping disorder If you are sleeping too long, it may be because your body isn't going into deep REM sleep and tries to make up for it by making you sleep longer during the night. Without deep REM, your body isn't shutting down enough to give you body and mind ample chance to repair and recover.