Discussion in 'General Training' started by wrestlingmark, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. wrestlingmark

    wrestlingmark New Member

    How much sleep is required for optimal energy and recovery? I've heard 8 hours for people over the teenage years, i've heard 9 or more for teenagers. i've heard more than 9 is bad for your back. Is there such a thing as too much sleep , say 12 hours? Is this detrimental or benificial or neither? I don't know if there is a post with this as i've scanned around but if there is i'd appreciate a reply anyway, thanks!

    How about when you SD , how much sleep should you get?
  2. OneMoreRep

    OneMoreRep New Member

    i believe most people would agree 8 is probably a good number to shoot for 7-9 is good, IMO.

    As for too much, yes i believe you can over-sleep.

    It's been compared to overcharging a battery, in the long run it's not good for you.
  3. Chthonian

    Chthonian New Member

    Whoever made the analogy is a moron. A human body is a lot more complex than a battery. [​IMG]

    Sleep cycles usually occur in 90 minute intervals, though I'm sure this number can waver slightly depending on quality of sleep in adjacent days. Honestly, don't fret about it too much. Stress is worse than lack of sleep, easily.

    Aim for 7-10 hours, depending on how badly you need it. After a day of heavy lifting, coupled with my job and a few rounds of grappling, I'm as good as dead once I lay down.
  4. baby a

    baby a New Member

    The bottom line is, some people require more sleep some less. Bryan had said before that as long as your energy levels are ok, you are probably getting enough sleep.
  5. OneMoreRep

    OneMoreRep New Member

    i agree.

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