It is a widely known fact that sleep is an important factor in the lives of people, just like eating healthy and exercising regularly. It comes with no surprise that every individual takes this seriously, considering that everyone starts a day with a certain goal in mind. This is a well followed advise that comes from doctors who recommend a total of eight hours of sleep because the fact is, eight hours of sleep indeed boost one’s productivity, improves one’s health and overall quality of life.
Effects of Lack of Sleep
Every once in awhile, at nine o’clock in the morning a student walks in sluggishly in English class, room 121. Some struggle to enter the room as if carrying a bag full of rocks and slamming their books on the table, others push open the door sipping coffee from a starbucks cup. People rather compromise sleep for countless of reasons such as procrastinating, leaving homework for the last minute before the day of school or getting off late from work, family responsibilities, etc. The point is, these circumstances can greatly interfere with productivity and can lead to severe consequences.
A person who does not get enough sleep the night before showing up to class will likely just doze off during an important lecture, or just have a hard time concentrating on taking notes during a film, looking tired and yawning a lot is definitely not a good impression. The lack of energy can lead a person to feel irritable, distracted and daydreaming which leads a person to find an escape that can make the class tolerable. One just does not have the willingness to do anything else, except think of that comfy bed waiting patiently at home.
The body feels tired for the rest of the day until 9 pm when again the mind snaps out of that shade for awhile and feels awake again but by then it is already late and the body is drained out of that energy fast because it is not well rested. Five hours of sleep or less is never enough for the body to recover from stressful busy days that is why people who do not get enough sleep always feel exhausted which leads to low performance on daily activities.
Benefits of Complete 8 Hours Sleep
There are so many great benefits of getting eight hours of sleep and one of those is the impact that it creates on one’s health. A good sleep the night before a presentation will act as a protective shield against pessimistic thoughts, or anything that might try to intrude the brain to trick it to act accordingly. This is why teachers recommend students to be well rested before a test because getting enough sleep can actually improve one’s memory.
Other great benefits of getting a good night sleep include, less likely to gain weight, rejuvenates, and decreases risk of heart disease and other dangerous illness. Breaking the routine of late night sleeping is something that one must do in order to get the most out of life because the lack of sleep might just be the one thing that could cut a good portion of someone’s life and longevity. Sleep gives the body the opportunity to reboot; the brain gets a chance to store every bit of information from the day before, and it also gives it a chance to catch up and freshen up for the next day. Shutting the eyes for at least 8 hours or so might just be the key to a much healthier body and mind.
A good night sleep should definitely be endorsed. This is the one thing that almost everyone neglects and it is the one that matters the most because clearly a poor night’s rest leads to nothing good. We encounter numerous of obstacles in our daily lives and we wonder why it is so hard to find a solution. The mind gets blurry, the bones get heavy and it becomes hard to even take a step forward. All these things that can get in the way when trying to accomplish a goal. It is important to pause for a second, take a deep breath and get a good night sleep.
Sleeping is perhaps the most important action we do during the day even if we do not think about it in the least and everything you talk about is precious advice that we should all learn to know and follow!
I always knew it was beneficial to have a good sleep, but I never knew the impact it could truly have – wow. I learnt something today.
Sleep is so important and I am glad you have written this post and hope to get more awareness of the public. Many people do not take sleep seriously and think is a waste of time. Not enough sleep can cause so much damage to our body, thats why you get compensate tripple or double when you are doing night shift. Without a good night for a long period of time can even caused cancer cell in our body grow faster.
I am literally 10 times more productive on 8 hours of sleep than 6, I am my own worst enemy. Thanks for the nudge to get myself to bed on time this week. Sleep makes EVERYTHING better
For the past few weeks I have been getting less than 8 hours sleep. I need to go to bed earlier.
Research shows that consistently getting seven to eight hours of sleep per night is beneficial. Any more or less can increase your risk for serious conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and even death. Getting enough quality sleep is also key to a healthy lifestyle.
Sleep is as important to body as food or water. Sleep also in many ways affects our performance, mood. I agree to everything mentioned. 8 hours sleep is mandatory.
Sleep is very important for me and I always try to make sure that I sleep at least 8 hours a night. If not, I feel it the next day and I can’t be as productive or creative as usual.
I find that if I don’t get enough sleep, not only do I not have the energy to workout, but I overeat! It is devastating for your health and weight to not get sleep. I put it as #1 on weight loss journeys for importance.
I love sleeping and I don’t work well without it. I don’t know how some people survive on less than 6-7 hours of sleep.
I believe I am one of the few who can operate really well with 6 hours of sleep lol my body naturally wakes me up and I am full of energy for my morning workouts.
I just made a blog about the importance of sleep and it was through that i realized its real importance. I also love how you were able to digest everything and all the more make sleep a necessity
I can’t remember the last time I had a full 8 hours of sleep. It seems like when you have kids, that’s completely impossible.
What a wonderful post! 8 hours of sleep is very ideal for our family, so much so that, even the adult have a bed time. Sleep is truly essential. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Yes, we need to be in bed for 8.5 hours to get at least 8 hours of proper sleep. Sleep is the best meditation. This was an easy read. I love such blogs.
What an interesting read. Having a good amount of sleep is really important yet a lot of people do not take it seriously. It’s great how you bring awareness about the great benefits of getting a good night sleep. Thank you for sharing this! – Ola @ WanderWithOla
A good nights sleep is essential to ones wellbeing. Not sure if there is a definitive formula of sleep that is a one size fits all but this certainly brings awareness to the necessity of sleep.
Sleep is very important which everyone knows but how it affects us is clearly explained in your wonderful post. Thank you very much for sharing
Having a good sleep for a reasonable amount of time is not giving much importance in the world today and seeing this very article that reiterates of it’s importance made my day.
Great post! I argue with my 13 year old all the time about getting enough sleep. He stays up late at his dad’s house and then he will complain he is “sick” and needs to come home from school and sleep. Also driving while sleepy is even more debilitating than drinking and driving. With a baby at home it is hard to get uninterrupted sleep, but I do my best.