Why Sleep is Very Important

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There are many accidents which can be attributed to sleep deprivation. Sleep is really very important. But, how much sleep is enough? Sleep would vary from one person to another. Also, such would differ based on health, lifestyle and age. Stress and work schedules may affect the amount of sleep which a person would need. It is required by the National Sleep Foundation that one must have 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night for the adults between 26 and 64 years old. They also would note that the amount from six to 10 may be enough. Read more great facts, click here http://www.healthform.org/tight-hip-flexors/.

Did you get enough sleep? Know that there is the MSLT or the Multiple Sleep Latency Test that is simple but a clever test made by Dr. William Dement which can be done at home.

During the afternoon, you should get a metal spoon and also a cookie sheet and wear your pajamas. You must close the drapes in your bedroom and put the cookie sheet beside the bed on the floor and lie down while holding the spoon and the hand must be hanging on the bed’s side. Check out the the time and go to sleep. When you fall asleep, the hand is going to relax and you will be dropping the spoon on the cookie sheet and the noise would wake you up and you have to check the time again. The number of minutes that you were falling asleep is the sleep latency number. What this means is that 0-5 minutes would mean that you have severe sleep deficit. It is borderline when it is between five and ten. Ten to 15 minutes would mean a manageable sleep deficit but 15 to 20 minutes means that you are well-rested. You visit at this website for more great tips!

You are harming your health due to lack of sleep when it just took you less than 10 minutes. If it is less than 15 minutes, you may sleep more. If it is more than 15 minutes, then you have enough sleep. Always be reminded that sleep is not an option.

The widowed, separated and divorced have more insomnia. The women would need an extra hour of sleep during the night unlike men and not getting can be one reason why they become susceptible to depression than the other gender. Also, you must know that seventeen hours of continued wakefulness may lead to a decline in performance which is equivalent to a level of blood alcohol of .05 percent. People may survive two months without food but just only 11 days without sleep.

There are more facts that you must know that tell you how important sleep is for your health. For this reason, it is vital that you get enough rest and sleep of at eight hours a day. Please view this site http://www.ehow.com/how_2123059_go-sleep.html for further details.

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