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Can oversleeping be a problem? Here’s what you need to know

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Sleeping too much can be a health hazard. Let's find out why and how many hours are to be considered "normal".

When we talk about sleeping too much, we mean by far exceeding the number of hours considered normal based on the age group. It is now known, in fact, that the hours of sleep necessary to stay healthy vary greatly depending on the period of life in which you are. Overcoming them, therefore, can lead to problems or indicate that there are already some in place. Especially if you find yourself always feeling tired and lacking in sleep even after having slept more than required by your age.

How many hours do you need to rest in order not to sleep so much

If infants need many hours , children aged 6 to 13 need a number of hours ranging from nine to 12 hours.

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From 14 to 17 years, it is possible to sleep a couple of hours less while from 25 and up to 60 years you can sleep for a minimum of six hours and up to a maximum of 10.
Over the age of 65, however, you can sleep from 5 to 9 hours without problems.
Before understanding if you are oversleeping, it is therefore worth checking your age.

To give a general idea, however, just think that a range to be considered valid is the one that goes from seven to nine hours.

Sleeping Too Much: The Consequences You Should Know

We often hear that sleeping a lot is good for you. The truth, however, is that this much is to be understood according to what was mentioned above. If it is true that sleeping a little is bad , it is also true that sleeping for 12 hours or more is to be considered wrong as the body can face various problems.

Among the many we remember senile dementia , the risk of suffering from stroke, heart problems, etc … If staying in bed for many hours is simply a habit it is therefore very important to work on it and change habits and lifestyle.

If, on the other hand, the extra sleep is caused by an actual need to rest, it is very important to talk to the doctor in order to understand if there are underlying problems to be analyzed and possibly treated. The need to sleep more than necessary should in fact be seen as a wake- up call not to be underestimated.

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