Whenever you ask someone or someone will ask you that what should you do to remain fit and perfectly fine and energetic? Then the answer will always have a proper diet and regular exercise but have you ever thought how sleep affects your body and mind.
If you will ask a sleep disorders expert then he/she always will recommend you to keep sleep as your first priority.
Yes, you must be amazed by hearing this but this is completely true fact and you need to follow this if you want a refreshing life.
How Much Sleep Is Actually Needed?
A proper research was conducted by National Sleep Foundation for two years. After their research, they divided the total ages into nine categories and they described how much hours of sleep is needed by a particular age group.
- Newborn babies i.e. 0-3 months need 14-17 hours
- Infants i.e. 4-11 months need 12-15 hours
- Toddlers i.e. 1-2 years need 11-14 hours
- Pre-school children i.e. 3-5 years need 10 -13 hours
- School age children i.e. 6-13 years need 9-11 hours
- Teenagers i.e. 14-17 years need 8-10 hours
- Young adults i.e. 18-25 years need 7-9 hours
- Adults i.e. 26-64 years need 7-9 hours
- Older adults i.e. 65+ need 7-8 hours
The need of no. of hours of sleep also depends on upon the environmental, behavioral and genetic factors, but the above list is formed by taking the average of all the factors. So, you should follow the above, if you want to keep your body physically and mentally fit.
You can feel it yourself as well. Try to sleep for the hours mentioned above according to your age and then next day for lesser no. of hours. You own will feel the difference.
After proper hours sleep, your body and mind both will feel refreshed and energetic. Believe me, you will feel far better after proper sleep, just try it once.
What Happens If You Do Not Take Proper Sleep?
Lack of sleep can make you foggy and grumpy. You must be aware of the disasters lack of sleep can do to your health, memory, sex life, looks.
Some of the serious and surprising effects that can be the result of lack of sleep are:
Studies have shown that many of the accidents daily are caused due to fatigue and lack of sleep causes fatigue. So, lack of sleep can lead to accidents.
Sleep plays a very crucial role in memory. Lack of sleep affects your cognitive processes. It affects your attention capability, concentration, alertness, problem solving and reasoning. This also leads to forgetting the things that you experience daily.
3.Serious health problems
Lack of sleep can lead to various health issues like:
- Heart failure
- Heart attack
- High blood pressure
- Irregular heartbeat
- Sex drive
If you will not get proper sleep then your interest in sex will be completely lost. You will not feel like energetic.
Lack of sleep can also lead to depression or anxiety.
So, you need to slow down in this running world. Have some patience and try to get time from family, work and money and devote that time to your body. Take proper sleep and make your life more interesting.