Can ADD make you tired?

Does too much sleep make you tired?

On weekdays, our duties get us out of bed early. Some people like to stay in bed a little longer at the weekend. Anyone who finally sleeps in is also correspondingly more rested during the day - one would think. But often, especially after a particularly long sleep, we don't really get going, we feel limp and lethargic. How come

After getting up, we are usually still drunk with sleep for a while, that is, mentally, motorically and sometimes also moodily in the low. However, this completely normal condition usually subsides after half an hour at the latest. However, if you sleep well beyond your optimal sleep duration, the drowsiness often lasts longer. There are various reasons for this.

Good sleep can be promoted by exercising and not taking long naps during the day

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We go through roughly 90-minute cycles of lighter and deeper sleep every night. Activity and rest also fluctuate in a similar rhythm during the day. If you wake up by yourself, it usually happens from a lighter sleep phase. This means there is a good chance that you will be alert right away. However, if you prefer to close your eyes again, the next time you wake up you often catch a moment in which you have slept more deeply - and are correspondingly disoriented afterwards. Such phases of sleep are to be distinguished from real deep sleep, which normally only occurs in the first half of the night. However, if you rest for a very long time, it can happen that you fall into a deep sleep again in the morning. Then the drowsiness is particularly uncomfortable.

It is similar to the siesta. If we only lie on our ears for a short time, i.e. less than 30 minutes, we are usually fit again quickly. Without an alarm clock, however, it quickly happens that we miss the right time to wake up and get into deeper sleep phases. Some people then no longer come to properly and feel as if they are foggy for the rest of the day. The cycle also plays a role. Lying down for long periods of time lowers blood pressure, so that we tend to feel exhausted.

By the way, an adult sleeps around seven hours on average. However, the need is very individual. There are short sleepers for whom five hours are enough and late sleepers who need nine hours to be recovered. How much sleep someone needs depends on genetic factors, age, gender, time of year, and habit. In addition, an excessive need for sleep and constant daytime sleepiness can also indicate a sleep disorder or other illnesses.

In general, the following applies: How restful sleep is depends more on its quality than on its duration. If you sleep particularly late, you may not be doing yourself a favor. Good sleep can be promoted by exercising and not taking long naps during the day. It is best to switch off your smartphone, laptop and tablet early in the evening. The bluish light of the displays affects the nervous system like daylight and inhibits the release of the sleep hormone melatonin. Also, make sure you sleep regularly, even on the weekend - then nothing stands in the way of a fresh start to the day!