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Too Much of a Good Thing: How Much Sleep is Too Much Sleep

Posted by Lisa Floyd on Aug 16, 2016 11:00:00 AM

sleep-2.pngThere is a special feeling of relief and relaxation when your tired body gets into bed at night, pulling open the comforter and sliding into fresh sheets. As your head hits the pillow your body sinks into the pleasantly gentle mattress. Sweet sleep.

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Did you know that humans spend 1/3 of their lives sleeping? Sleep has been proven to be just as important as diet and exercise. If that much of our lives is spent in bed, and that much of our health is dependent on it, the question arises as to how much sleep is too much sleep? And is it even possible to have too much of a good thing?

The amount of sleep necessary is definitely dependent on multiple factors such as your age, your general health, how much activity you are involved in as well as your particular lifestyle habits, and this number will vary over different seasons of life. However even with that said, oversleeping in any case is defined as excessive and unhealthy and is qualified by sleeping anything more than nine hours a night. Depression and a low socioeconomic status are 2 factors that have been associated with oversleeping and could be the underlying reasons for medical problems such as heart disease, diabetes, weight gain and risks of death.

So, if there is such a thing as too much sleep, what is not too much? Seven to eight hours of sleep is defined as the average amount of beneficial sleep that is required for our bodies to function correctly, as well as keeping our physical and mental health in peak condition. To avoid oversleeping without losing the seven to eight hours of important sleep that you do need, come to Land of Sleep. We are a family owned and operated leader in quality mattresses and adjustable beds in our area of Sarasota and Venice, Florida. We have been doing this for years, and our well rested, happy and healthy clients still thank us.

To protect yourself and your loved ones, a good night of restful sleep is key, this means that choosing your sleeping partner is an important decision. Come see us today at one of our locations and enjoy putting your feet up while we introduce you to the mattress that will ensure you get the right amount of rest you need!

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Topics: sleep better, sleep habits, too much sleep, healthy lifestyle