How much sleep is “Enough Sleep”?
The following is what Science has to teach us about Sleep, through researches conducted over the last 2 decades.~ • Adults require A MINIMUM OF 7 HOURS OF SLEEP every day.
• The quantity of sleep required for an individual VARIES WITH AGE.
• HABITUALLY GETTING SIX TO SEVEN HOURS OF SLEEP QUALIFIES AS SLEEP DEPRIVATION. Not so Fun fact: Most people don’t know that they are sleep deprived when they are sleep deprived. 🤔 Chronic sleep deprivation has proven to seriously disturb functioning of the human body and brain. The areas it affects include: - Reduced functioning of the immune cells to fight pathogens - 70 percent drop in critical anti-cancer fighting cells called ‘Natural Killer cells’ - Key predisposing factor to Alzheimer’s disease - Increased Risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke, and congestive heart failure - Leads to weight gain in children and adults - Contributes to Psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety, and suicidality.~
The intention behind this post is to spread the right knowledge on SLEEP, which is one of the most neglected topics related to health.~ Excerpt From: Matthew Walker. “Why We Sleep.” - “Add the above health consequences up, and a proven link becomes easier to accept: THE SHORTER YOUR SLEEP, THE SHORTER YOUR LIFE SPAN. Sadly, human beings are in fact the only species that will deliberately deprive themselves of sleep without legitimate gain.”~ PC: The Noun Project
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