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Why Do You Need to Have Enough Sleep and Not Oversleep?

Updated on June 7, 2017

Sleeping is one of the best things I have experienced since I came out into this world. It is also one of the favorite things I want to do until now. Well, ask me why and I will give you the same answer you would say when the same question is thrown to you. It is very soothing to sleep, right? It takes away all the tiredness and stress from the whole day of business. But, what if you cannot have enough sleep? Reasons may be because of a lot of things bothering you or the noise coming from your neighbors. Whatever reasons it may be, remember to have the enough sleep your body needs. Wait, you should also take note that it is not advisable to oversleep. Lack of sleeping and oversleeping are both unhealthy. Here are the reasons why.

The quantity of your sleep doesn't define its quality.
The quantity of your sleep doesn't define its quality.

How Much Sleep Do We Need?

They say that an average adult needs 7 hours of sleep to function well all throughout the day. Decreasing your sleep to just an hour just to cope up with some backlogs at work may affect your mental functionality. On the other hand, sleeping more than what you need also has the same effect. It also makes you feel tired and dizzy. Have you ever heard of some people saying that you can make up for the lost hours of sleep during the weekends? Did you try and it worked? I did and it made the situation worse. It made me even crave for more hours of sleep. I even felt irritable. This is because studies show that having the best quality of sleep is still the best to soothe you from all the tiredness and stress you have had. Have the recommended quality of sleep daily.

Recommended Number of Hours of Sleep for All Ages

Age
Hours of Sleep
Newborn to 3 months old
14 - 17
4 to 11 months old
12 - 15
1 to 2 years old
11 - 14
3 to 5 years old
10 - 13
6 to 13 years old
9 - 11
14 to 17 years old
8 - 10
18 to 25 years old
7 - 9
26 to 64 years old
7 - 9
65+
7 - 9
Do not oversleep and otherwise.
Do not oversleep and otherwise.

How Will You Know if You Had Enough Sleep

So after reading the above facts, have you thought of tracking your sleep now? How will you do this? There are actually numbers of fitness tracker out there that can do the job for you. Your phones can also be set to alarm during a certain time. There are also multi-function smart bracelets sold to monitor how much sleep you have at the same time, a fitness tracker for your daily activities. An example for such is August Activity Tracker which comes with a charger and a user manual. It has the feature to monitor how much steps you have had and how much calories have you burnt. You can even synchronize it with your mobile device to receive notifications when you receive emails, SMS, calls and social media alerts. To read more about the item, you can follow the link below.

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