by Shela Nivong
Facts About Sleep
Ways of how to get a good sleep:
- developing a regular bedtime and going to bed at the same time each night
- keeping a regular schedule for sleeping/waking up
- avoiding alcohol
- getting regular exercise
- not drinking caffeine
- try to wake up without an alarm clock
- attempting to go to bed earlier every night for a certain period, that way you know you can get enough sleep than how you usually do
Sleep needed depending on age:
ages 3-12 ) 10 hours
ages 13-18 ) 10 hours
ages 19-55 ) 8 hours
ages over 65 ) 6 hours
Things you should know about sleep:
- You burn more calories during sleep then you do while watching television
- Sleep deprivation affects the brain in multiple ways
- Sleep plays an important role in your physical role
- Sleep is involved in repairing and healing your blood vessels and your heart
What you might not know about sleep:
Parasomnia is a type of sleep disorder that makes you unnatural movements, while being asleep.
Dreaming is normal, people who don't dream generally have personality disorders.
You can die from sleep deprivation before food deprivation; it will take 2 weeks to starve, but 10 or 11 days without sleep can kill you.
When you're dreaming and within 5 minutes of waking up, you can forget 50% of your dream; within 10 minutes 90% is gone.
Surprising benefits of health:
Having a good sleep, is a key to having a healthy lifestyle and and can benefit your heart, mind, weight, and more.
What poor sleep leads to:
In fact, sleeping shortly is one if the strongest risk factors of obesity.
(Which goes for both adults and children)
So if you're trying to lose weight, getting good quality of sleep is necessary.