Many people still think that sleep is a time when the body and mind shut down. But this is not the right definition. Sleep is an active period of time when important restoration, processing, and strengthening occurs. Why sleep happens and why your body is programmed for this long period of rest is still unknown. However, many scientists do understand why humans need sleep for optimal health and well-being. One of the important roles of sleep is to help you consolidate and set memories. As you go about your day, your brain will take in a huge amount of information. The scientist also stated that after people sleep, they will hold information and they will perform better on memory tasks. Moreover, your body also needs a period of sleep in order to repair tissues, grow muscle, synthesize hormones, as well as restore and rejuvenate.
How Much Sleep Do You Really Need In A Day?
Healthy sleep is necessary for everyone. People need to rest and retain information. Sleep also important to your life since you will learn skills to thrive in life through healthy sleep. It makes sense that children need more sleep than adults. A one-year-old child needs more than 11 hours of sleep a day, school-age children need 9 to 11 hours of sleep a day, and teenagers need 8 to 11 hours of sleep a day. How about adults? They need 7 to 9 hours of sleep a day. Younger people need to a long period of rest to have an optimal development of their bodies and brains.
However, a person can’t just skip sleep for more than one day and then they sleep for more than a day to pay back ‘sleep debt’. You need to have a good sleep habit consistently. Regardless of our age, a good sleep is important. all of us need sleep every night.