A sleep deprivation can be dangerous but oversleeping can harm your health, too. It has been linked to a number of serious medical conditions such as depression, obesity, diabetes, stress and high blood pressure. If you herbinate regularly, you should quit this bad habit as soon as possible. Here are 5 tips that help you stop oversleeping.
1. Tell yourself that you will wake up on time
Oversleeping means you sleep way longer than you really should. It does not present serious health risks but if you keep this habit for a long time, it could not only cut into your life span but also be the result of an underlying health problem. So it’s important for you not to habitually sleep excessively and a simple way to stop it is telling yourself that you will wake up on time. This sounds simple but you should make a decision that you will get up on time, so that this decision will enter your subconscious mind and becomes a choice to avoid oversleeping. You should also remind yourself that you are wasting time in snoozing for an overly-excessive amount.
2. Maintain a regular sleep schedule
Many people sleep little on the weekdays and make up for it on weekends, spending 8 to 12 hours getting their zzz’s. However, instead of feeling refreshed, they wake up sluggish and feel exhausted. So establishing a routine, even on the weekends is necessary to stay healthy. You should make it a lot more likely that you will get up at the same time every morning and go to bed when you naturally feel sleepy each night.
3. Set your alarm clock with appropriate alarm tone
An alarm clock is really essential for helping you from blissfully hibernating. You should be reasonable while setting your alarm. You can set it for an early hour so that you will have enough time to prepare for the day without being rushed. You can also set several different alarms with different alarm sounds that jar you back into reality even from the deepest reaches of your sleep. Additionally, you should place your alarm at the proper distance so that you have to jolt from your bed to turn it off. This can help you prevent oversleeping.
4. Avoid caffeine
The most common reason for oversleeping is sleep deprivation, which can threaten your productivity and your health. Drinking coffee keep you staying alert and awake, thereby making you hard to fall asleep. You will stay up late and get up late a a result.
5. Take a snap during the day if possible
You should take naps when appropriate to refresh and recharge your body during the day. You can keep the nap to 20 minutes before 3pm and always remember that oversleeping will not provide you with more energy throughout the day.