the more you sleep, the more chances you will feel sleepy..

Philippines
January 24, 2012 3:13am CST
Hi Fellow Mylotters, Just a quick one, is it really true that the more you sleep, the more chances you will feel asleep. Isn't you must feel the opposite, I mean, you will not feel sleepy if you sleep too long. But, why a friend of mine, still feels sleepy since he sleep a longer hours. And, it is also according to him, since he sleep too long, so he tend to feel more sleepy.
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@mavil85 (350)
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
I think, when you sleep more, you'll feel tired when you wake up and then feel sleepy again. my brother is like that he sleeps more than 8 hours a day! sometimes he sleeps more than 10 hours! weird! but he's 6 foot 1 so.. I guess he grew so tall from sleeping much :) one benefit!
@arjunm (439)
• India
27 Jan 12
Hi. I also think so..When i sleep so long then i feel very tried .. and my intersest of work just losted..
@SinfulRose (3446)
• Davao, Philippines
27 Jan 12
If he feels sleepy after long hours of sleep, it may be due to his over-resting/sleeping. If he want to take that feeling away, all he needs is to exercise to feel normal. Feeling sleepy after sleep, I think, is normal if the person who sleeps "over-charged" himself. That is what I usually feel too if I rest/sleep for too long than what my body needs. Hope this helps. Happy MyLotting!
@Ki1ljoy (11)
27 Jan 12
Yes you do feel even more tired if you oversleep. I mean I used to think that if you were very tired then if you logged in a few extra bits of nap time you'd be fine. That wasn't true. I found I felt even more tired even though I'd gotten more sleep. What I tried instead was to only sleep a tad extra every day as to catch up and that seemed to work. It might be that you feel more tired at a certain point because if you sleep waay too long you end up skipping breakfast. And with that lack of energy who wouldn't feel tired?
@cttolledo (1610)
• Philippines
25 Jan 12
i experienced that also.. it so weird i think there is medical or psychological explanation with that.. i am curious also to know...
@asyria51 (2870)
• United States
25 Jan 12
If i get more than about 8 or 9 hours then I wake up feeling groggy instead of rested. I also know that if i get less than 6 hours I do not feel rested. The only exception to this is when I am sick, and when I was pregnant.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
I feel the same, if i have too much sleep in a day, I can easily fell asleep during afternoon, and that's true, i feel more sleepy, so what I did, I usually sleep for only 6 hours max.. if it exceeds definitely i will just restless day..
• United States
24 Jan 12
Yes. Basically it's because you haven't gotten any sunlight or did any form of activity like walking or something and your body temperature is still low. It takes a while for your temperature to raise to normal again. I heard it's also because you dehydrate but I'm not sure if that's true.
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
24 Jan 12
That rather tends to be true to say the very least. There are a lot of times where I just merely sleep in for a couple of hours extra than I normally do. And it never really does fail to throw pretty much everything off. I think that there is a reason why six to eight hours of sleep tend to be the rather maximum recommendation for the time that you need to sleep. Your body is filled with too much energy. And when something is overcharged, it really does not really work all that well. That just tends to really be the way that it is. There are a lot of times where you wake up but feel tired. Your body is too loaded with energy and it really does take much longer to get going and get up during the day.
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
I think that's true. Oversleeping makes us a bit lethargic when we wake up, so it makes as feel sleepy still. I'm not sure though of the cause but I think one reason is that it tires up your body since you've been in a lying down position for a prolonged period of time.
@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
24 Jan 12
Yes I agree with this, I think when you have too much sleep you tend to feel drowsey, I try not to sleep too much, too much life tio get on with.
@5mahi05 (667)
• India
24 Jan 12
Hello sheila, it is very true that The more you sleep, the more and more you will still feel sleepy as that is the way our human body works. The human mind becomes lazy as you sleep for a very long time. Your body sets its routine to relax more and more and finally end up becoming more lazy. The people who sleep for around 5-6 hrs a day stays active the whole day than the one who sleeps fro 10-12 hrs. Guess what, I know all these facts and I still sleep for more than 12hrs a day. I just love sleeping or may be I have tuned my body to relax for that long time.:D
@alberello (4756)
• Italy
24 Jan 12
You have touched on that for me is a bit particular. In fact, I tend to sleep a lot. Even in the afternoon, if possible, never fails to get me my "nap" daily. There are times, in fact, that after I woke up, instead of feeling well-rested, I'm still sleepy.