So much hustle and bustle all around the world. Work seems to be more and time seems to be too
Your body and mind need relaxation through adequate sound sleep to function properly. Getting
enough sleep may help you do your tasks better and lead a happy life. Take out time to sleep well
from your busy schedule and give yourself a good care. It’s really worth it!
A good and adequate amount of sleep is essential to restore your body’s energy, repair muscles and
help to grow well. The amount of sleep and the quality, both are equally important. According to the
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the amount of sleep you need depends on your age.
Children from zero to four years need at least 11-12 hours of sleep. Children among age group of five
to 12 years need to sleep for at least 10 hours a day. Teenagers require a sleep of nine to 10 hours
and adults should sleep for seven to eight hours every day. At the same time, getting too much sleep
may not be healthy.
People who don’t get enough sound sleep are at higher risk of certain diseases like heart problems,
kidney diseases, obesity, headache, migraine and depression. It may also affect your personal and
professional life. You may not concentrate well in your work and remain fatigued and frustrated. It
may impact your relation with your family and friends as you may become less tolerant and short
tempered. If you’re not sleeping enough on a regular basis, you may have an underlying sleep
disorder like insomnia or sleeplessness. Sleep deficiency may harm your driving ability as much or
more than being drunk.
It is important to make time to unwind and take enough good sleep so that you may have good
health and enjoy life. It may improve your mood, decrease blood pressure, relieve pain, stress or
depression and boost immune and cardiovascular system. It may reduce anxiety and help relax the
muscle. Not only physical health, a proper sleep may also improve your mental and emotional well-
being. You may live a longer life.