What is Sleep?
Human body releases chemicals in a daily rhythm, when your body releases a hormone called melatonin (Mel-ah-TONE-in). Melatonin signals your body that it’s time to prepare for sleep at that time you feel drowsy. In sleeping time the body and brain “shut off” for a few hours each night to rest in preparation for the next day. Sleep has two main phases—REM and non-REM. During sleep the body works to gently lower the heart rate, temperature, and breathing rate. The body becomes rest but the brain is active. We should take about to 6-7 hour sleep daily. But too much sleeping is not a good, if you are feeling so it may be the sign of insomnia, you must consult to Doctor.
Facts about Sleep
- Sleep is just as important as diet and exercise.
- The record for the longest period without sleep is 11 days.
- A newborn baby sleep around 14 to 17 hours a day.
- The need for nap varies from person to person.
- Most of Teenagers take a nap at the afternoon as they don’t complete sleep at night.
- Parasomnia is a disease of sleep drive.
- Employer allows to the employee to nap during breaks.
- Snoring is a common problem, but it not harmful.
- According to Sleep expert, most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night.
- Excessive daytime sleep sign of Insomnia.
- We should take proper sleep which prevents many diseases.
- The body rests during sleep but your brain remains active.
- A sleep disorder can affect your overall health
- Waking up in the middle of the night and not back to sleep is the symptoms of insomnia.
- Humans are the only mammals that delay sleep.
- We spend about one-third of our time on Planet Earth asleep.
- Sleep disorders include a range of problems from insomnia to narcolepsy.
- Sleep helps us restore ourselves physically, as well as organise our brains.