Is too much sleep a bad thing? Could it be true? As for me, I’m going to take sleep where ever and whenever I can get it, because sleep is my soul mate, but for those struggling with depression and heart disease sleep can be a dangerous thing when abused.

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For those with insomnia, getting sleep can be a burden, but for those with hypersomnia, staying awake can be a burden. Those diagnosed with the disorder can find themselves with high levels of anxiety and stress, while also struggling to stay awake throughout the course of the day. As a result, these people sleep for long periods of the night, most of the time naps can not help stimulating one’s senses. Sleep Apnea, a disorder which causes people’s heart to stop beating momentarily in the middle of the night, can result in oversleeping in the morning hours due to frequent wake-ups in the middle of the night.

Alcohol and other depressants can result in oversleeping, as well as depression, both of which can be harmful to one’s mental and physical health.  However, if one just wants to spend the day in bed and sleep in past three in the afternoon, don’t wake them, because chances are they’ll wake in a rage and snap your head off ( or perhaps that is just me…)

These problems that come with oversleeping are in part due to previously diagnosed medical conditions, such as heart disease and depression. Sleeping too much can be just as bad as not getting enough sleep, if you are doing it on a daily basis. Remember, everything is good in MODERATION, and that the occasional Saturday or Sunday spent in bed is a good thing, just so long as that habit is not carried into the rest of the week. If you have so much time on your hands that you find yourself excessively sleeping, get a hobbie! If you find yourself sleeping too much for no reason but to sleep consult a physician and assure that you’re not experiencing any other sleep-related or non-sleep-related conditions.

 

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