This explanation is going to outline the process of sleep. The process of sleep is a cycle where our bodies our minds regenerate, recover, process information and relax. Sleep is essential for our bodies everyday, so we can function to the best of our ability.
Sleep is an important part of our lives. As humans we sleep for 36% of our lives which is 1/3 of our lives. Sleep is when our bodies recharge and our brains repairs. When we sleep our bodies recover and our brain sorts itself. Sleep is a state when our bodies and minds relax. And our nervous system is inactive and our bodies recovers from tiredness.
Everyone has different sleep times. Adults need 7 to 8 hours of sleep to function properly. Toddlers need 14 to 11 hours of sleep, Preschoolers need 10 to 16 hours of sleep. School Children need 9 to 11 hours of sleep and Teenagers need 7 to 11 hours of sleep to function properly.
Not enough sleep and too much sleep is really bad for our health. If we didn’t get enough sleep we could get multiple diseases like : Heart disease, Diabetes, Obesity and 12% higher chance of Death. But if we get too much sleep we could still get diseases such as : Heart Disease, Diabetes, Obesity and 30% higher chance of Death.
Researchers have tested how much sleep we need by assigning groups of people to sleep for 4, 6 and 8 hours. According to Scientists and Researchers after 14 days, people with 8 hours of sleep have no problems with concentrating and staying awake. However, the people who have 6 hours of sleep are just the same as if they were drunk. And people who have 4 hours of sleep find it really really hard to stay awake.
There are different sleep types. For an example : some people are light sleepers also known as a nap and a deep sleep which is what we do at night. The differences between a light sleep and deep sleep is very easy to detect. A light sleep is when we sometimes are still able to hear things when we’re asleep and also wake up faster than a deep sleep. A deep sleep is different from a light sleep because a deep sleep is longer, it’s a sleep so deep that we can’t feel or hear anything. So if you try awakening someone from a deep sleep, you'll have to try a couple of times again.
In this explanation I have explained the process of sleep. Just a reminder, sleep is a cycle where our bodies our minds regenerate, recover, process information and relax. Sleep is absolutely an important essential for our bodies everyday, so we can function to the best of our ability. Now that you know a bit more, hope this explanation was helpful and you’re getting enough sleep each and every night.