Before I start explaining about sleep benefits, you may wonder what’s the longest time a human can stay awake? Randy Gardner, a 17-year-old high school student proved and got the world record for staying awake for 264 hours, about 11 days. But I prefer not to try this at home or anywhere on this planet.
Sleeping may be the touchiest conversation a human can start. That sound that use to wake you every morning, I am hundred percent positively sure that it’s the worst song that you cannot stand. I recommend you to put the worst song you hate as an alarm, because if you like it, in ten days of waking up from the precious sleep, you will start to puke when you listen to it.
Lot of you love to sleep, I don’t doubt that. But if you calculate one average night sleep from eight hours is actually every day cutting 1/3 from our lives. I personally hate sleeping because I’m active person and I don’t like spending and losing time on sleeping. One third of my life is passing and I spend it on dreams that are not real. Hate it or not, this is a must process that makes the body function the next day.
It also feeds the brain, so we can have positive thought and share good vibrations. We can easily detect some person did not make the eight hours of sleep, by seeing the blue luggage under his eyes. Oversleeping has the same dysfunction abilities as sleeping less than 6-7 hours. And why do we sleep less? If we chose an average person, not some big shot businessman, it’s because we chose to. Browsing the internet, watching TV for hours and stuff that is much less important than having a good nice sleep, so we can function properly. But I don’t blame you for doing it, because I do it every night, just scrolling the Facebook home page and re-look for pictures I have seen over a hundred times.
There are so many things that seem more interesting or important than getting a couple of more hours of sleep, but just as exercise and nutrition are essential for optimal health and happiness, so is sleep. The aspect of your sleep directly affects the quality of your waking life, along with your mental sharpness, productivity, emotional balance, creativity, physical vitality, and even your weight. No other activity delivers so many benefits with so little effort. It’s just a mechanism where the brain does not sleep, but instead it does biological maintenance that keeps your body running in top condition, preparing you for the day ahead. Average sleep needs by age are:
From newborn up to 2 months old its 12-18 hours of sleep,
From 3 months up to 1 year its 14-15 hours,
From 1 up to 3 years its 12-14 years from 3-5 years its 11-13 hours,
From 5-12 years its 10-11 hours,
From 12 up to 18 years its 8,5 up to 10 hours and
for 18+ or adults its 7.5 hours up to 9 hours.
And yes. As we get older things getting pretty shitty and stressful so is the sleeping.
“The aspect of your sleep directly affects the quality of your waking life, along with your mental sharpness, productivity, emotional balance, creativity, physical vitality, and even your weight”
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