Sleep is God, Go worship. – Jim Butcher
This saying reminds me of love most of the people have for sleep. I have heard many a time people saying sleep is their favorite pastime, even on their weekends they prefer to take extra hours of sleep.
When any ingenious says six to eight hours of sleep is important for body soundness we look into our schedule to make that sure. It shows eventually our concern towards health and so the sleep. And we try to find out the reasons for poor sleep at night.
This write-up would be helpful in making it more apparent that how many hours of sleep is important and what if we do not get it? Most of us are not aware of the disorders we are sufferers of poor sleep.
No one is yet so precise about the amount of sleep essential for healthy living. Though a number of researches have proclaimed 6-8 hours of sleep is good. But there are the exceptional people who sleep only for 4 hours or less and still works efficiently the entire day. So then they are in the upshot that this amount of sleep varies to every individual.
How would your body react to sleep deprivation?
Sleep is an irresistible key habit if you wish to live with gusto. You cannot omit this with an excuse you have no time. Because it is easily noticeable and also impact your mental and physical performance. If you do not sleep then;
- Your ability to think and react will get depolarize
- You may annoy yourself and others
- You start feeling fatigued and drowsy
- Sudden fall in productivity and creativity
- Start experiencing a rise in anxiety
- Premature skin aging
- Increase the risk of chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular health, ability to combat infections, Alzheimer’s, and obesity
- It influences hand-eye coordination tasks which have resulted in many car crashes
Altogether, you ought to sleep if yearn to uplift your productivity and gusto in life.
How to decide the number works for you?
If you think sleep for eight to nine hours or more will heal all your health issues and will help you to stay fit then it’s not true. Here, quality of sleep is also matters.
A required amount of sleep hours varies with age and undergoing health issues (if any). For normal beings following are some recommendations.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, New Sleep Times are;
|May be appropriate
|Teenagers 14-17 years
|8 to 10 hours
|7 hours 11 hours
|Young Adults 18-25 years
|7 to 9 hours
|6 hours 10 to 11 hours
|Adults 26-64 years
|7 to 9 hours
|6 hours 10 hours
|Older Adults ≥ 65 years
|7 to 8 hours
|5 to 6 hours 9 hours
Apart from this, every individual can evaluate their requisite hours of sleep. Review your productivity, underlying disease impacts on sleep, and energy when you woke up and the entire day. It would help you to figure out your essential hours of sleep.