The meaning of sleep in human life
Sleep is very important part of a person's life. Sleep takes almost a third of a person's life. Just imagine, out of 60 years of life, a person will spend 20 years in a sleep.
In the speedy pace of life, we often ignore sleep, sleep for 5 hours and again rush into battle.
"If you want to achieve something in life, you need to work.” This is what they say in society.
Work is work, but people are not robots and you shouldn't forget about yourself! In order to do your job well, you need to take care of yourself first.
After a hard day, you need to rest and get ready for the next day at work. The best way to relax is not dancing in clubs until the morning, walking around the city at night and watching movies in the evening. The best rest is sleep.
What is a sleep?
This is a certain state of human consciousness, a physiological state of the body. The human body enters a state of relaxation, rest. All processes in the body slow down, giving the brain a break from a busy day.
For any person, sleep is extremely important. Lack of sleep leads to poor health, an effect on the psycho-emotional state, as well as on appearance.
What is the best time to go to bed?
If your daily routine allows you to go to bed at the same time, then that's fine. The best time to start sleeping is 9-11pm. At this time, the body is emotionally and physiologically ready for rest. It is better to wake up at the same time too.
In a sleep, the body rests from all the stresses that it had during the day.
How long the healthy sleep should last?
A *healthy sleep should last approximately 8 hours. During this time skin cells are regenerated, as well as the body is restored.
Specialists from the National Fond of Sleep took this issue seriously. They have formed an expert group from among the world's leading scientists - sleep professionals, as well as representatives of the most authoritative organizations in the field of health: neurologists, psychiatrists, gerontologists, pediatricians.
For two years, researchers carefully studied scientific publications and reports related to sleep and its effects on the body and well-being. As a result, we have updated recommendations on How much sleep do we really need?
Here's how much sleep you need to be productive and healthy:
- Newborns (0–3 months) - 14–17 hours.
- Infants (4-11 months) 12-15 hours
- Toddlers (1-2 years old) - 11-14 hours.
- Preschoolers (3-5 years old) - 10-13 hours.
- Younger pupils (6-13 years old) - 9-11 hours.
- Teenagers (14-17 years old) - 8-10 hours.
- Boys and girls (18-25 years old) - 7-9 hours.
- Adults (26–64 years old) - 7–9 hours.
- Seniors (65 years and older) - 7-8 hours.
The difference in numbers is associated with the individual characteristics of each person. And this is understandable, because the amount of sleep we need depends not only on age, but also on lifestyle, activity level, and general health.
However, the boundaries of healthy sleep are still quite categorical. If you sleep more or less time, your age group is most likely talking about sleep disturbance - with the same different health consequences.
Everyone knows that sleep deprivation makes a person feel confused, not focused and constantly wants to sleep. When the body gets healthy sleep, there is enough energy for the whole day.
It is believed that women are more emotional than men. Therefore, it is believed that for a woman, the daily sleep rate should be 1-2 hours longer than for men. To make the emotional background more stable.
What should be the sleep like?
Sleep should be comfortable for the body to fully gain strength. The main ingredients for a good sleep are a comfortable bed, clean linens, and a well-ventilated room before bed.
You should not eat at least 1-2 hours before you go to bed, such an action can lead to bad consequences. Such as insomnia and extra pounds.
No extraneous sounds should be observed, there should be no tight pajamas or shirt.
There are a certain type of people who believe that sleeping naked is best. It is believed that this is how the body rests completely.
If you neglect sleep, then be prepared to meet lethargy, bad mood, feeling unwell, confusion, and a bad complexion. With a lack of sleep, people are more prone to illness. Immunity is a friend to sleep, they fight all sorts of diseases together. With the right attitude towards your health, never neglect sleep.
After all, sleep is an integral part of our life. And in order to preserve health and beauty for longer, pay more attention to sleep.
Enjoy your dreams and cheerful mood in the morning!