|MadSci Network: Anatomy|
Brian, I found no literature that indicated that "too much cover was unhealthy." However, you must ask yourself some questions concerning the cover. Do you have a respiratory problem? If you do then you need to consider the material your covers are made of. Do they produce a lot of dust? Look around your bedroom and check the dust level. Do you wash them, are they even washable? Do you throw them in the dryer bimonthly to "de-fuzz" them? They obviously help you sleep or you wouldn't be sleeping under them. From an empirical standpoint there is nothing wrong with them and no data I found to indicate otherwise. About the temperature. If the temperature is not comfortable you would not be sleeping you would be kicking the covers off so your body is comfortable. When we sleep our body temperature generally falls. Maybe that is what makes you "need" more covers. As for sleep parameters here are the guidelines I found - they are quite strange so yours can fit anywhere into them I'm sure. Newborn up to 20 hours. Child 8-14 hours. Adults 3-12 hours with the mean of 7-8 hours. Parameters are dictated by your bodys need for sleep. You should not go to bed unless you are sleepy. and the choice id yours about whether to get up when you wake up. Are you a procrastinator? If so you probably need to get up when you wake up. However if you are training your sleep habits you need to keep on trying different methods of sleep until you train your body to sleep at the appropriate time. And about the amount of time you sleep. Are you working harder physically than usual? Are your working mentally harder than usual? Are you overly stressed and have become somewhat depressed? All these things can effect your sleep time. Do some personal investigation and then consider what is optimal for you. Here are some links that may give you more information. Have a good sleep! rxlist.comcgi/generic/temaz_cp.ht and
asda.org/home%20text.htm also National institutes of Health,.
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