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How Much Sleep Do I Need?

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How Much Sleep Do I NeedHow much sleep does our body need as we age?  Why do we need sleep?Sleeping plays an important factor in our daily lives because this is the time when we can relax our consciousness and gather our strength in order for us to wake up in good condition.

If we lack sleep we will function less effectively, feel tired and irritable, make more mistakes, become less creative and, if taken to extremes, ultimately die. In the same way as a feeling of hunger reminds us of the basic human need to eat, a feeling of sleepiness reminds us of our essential need to sleep.

Although the amount of sleep we get each day is important, other aspects of sleeping also contribute to our health and well-being. Good sleep quality is also essential. Signs of poor sleep quality include not feeling well-rested even after getting enough sleep, repeatedly waking up during the night, and experiencing symptoms of sleep disorders. Improving sleep quality may be helped by better sleep habits or being diagnosed and treated for any sleep disorder we may have.

Some of us the reason why we sleep is to escape from worries. Then when we sleep, we dream and sometimes dreams are better than the reality of being awakened.

Common Problem We Encounter When Sleeping


This is a general term for difficulty in falling asleep and staying asleep. Insomnia is the most common sleep problem, with many adults reporting occasional insomnia, and 10“15% reporting a chronic condition. This kind of problem is sometimes caused by stress and too much tiredness at work or as we overthink ourselves.


Formally known as somnambulism, this is a behaviour disorder that originates during deep sleep and results in walking. It is much more common in children than adults and is more likely to occur if a person has lack of sleep.

Chart of Recommended Hours of Sleep per Day with an Age Group

We really need to sleep at regular times so that the body will remain healthy and free from illnesses.

Sleeping is nice because we forget everything for a little while.

Written by: Vina Benitez, Eternus Global