Sleeping Feels So Good

Sleep is one of the most important things for you to do within a 24-hour day! Why? Because during sleep your body rejuvenates, rebuilds, and replenishes itself. When you’re awake and moving around, working, thinking, eating, driving, cooking, cleaning, exercising, or just reading… your cells are focused on those activities, among thousands of other things going on in your body, and not on rejuvenation.

Most people think that eight hours of sleep is what children need, but it is what everyone needs. Children need even more than eight hours, starting from the time they are born. Infants should sleep anywhere from 18 to 20 hours in a 24-hour period. Then their sleep tapers off until they are in their early teens, when 8 to 10 hours can be sufficient, depending on their activity level. So, eight hours is the optimal number of hours we should be sleeping every day. That is quality, deep, restorative sleep, which includes REM sleep.

What happens if we don’t get enough quality sleep?  It is called sleep deprivation, and it can lead to stress, anxiety, low energy, moodiness, mental fatigue, and a weakened immune system. The process of depleting health starts to happen over a very short period of continuous sleep deprivation.

Always with Love!

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