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Sleeping is not something that only determines whether you are tired or alert. To put it simply, sleep can save your life. That is how important it is. Sleep is needed so everything in your body and mind can work correctly.

Without it, or the continuous lack of, you may be flirting with death. Sleep is important to a number of brain functions, including how nerve cells (neurons) communicate with each other. In fact, your brain and body stay remarkably active while you sleep. Recent findings suggest that sleep plays a housekeeping role that removes toxins in your brain that build up while you are awake.

Sleep also plays an important role in your physical health. Sleep is involved in the following functions: Sleep is involved in the healing and repair of heart and blood vessels. Chronic sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, and stroke.

Sleep helps maintain a healthy balance of. Sleep is a lot more important than it may seem. It’s vital to your health. Not getting enough of it, or not getting enough good sleep, affects your body and mind.

If you’re working toward a healthier lifestyle, getting enough good quality sleep is as important as exercise and a healthy diet. This week is National Sleep Awareness Week. It’s important for everyone to get a good night’s rest but even more important for children.

Rachel Dawkins, M.D., with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital talks about the importance of sleep for kids. Why is a good night’s rest important. A solid night of sleep can help you maintain a healthy weight.

Sleep helps your immune system stay strong. The less you sleep, the harder it can be to fight common infections. While you’re asleep, your body repairs important cells and tissues. But sleep does more than just allow your brain to wash away toxins.

It’s actually an important part of the memory and learning process. It seems that during sleep, your brain tidies up ideas and concepts you’re thinking about and learning. Sleep is a necessary and vital biological function.

It is essential to a person’s physical and emotional well being. Studies have shown that without enough sleep, a person’s ability to perform even simple tasks declines dramatically. ensuring that athletes function optimally throughout training is an important focus for the strength and conditioning coach. sleep is an influential factor that affects the quality of training, given its implications on the recovery process. intense training may predispose athletes to risk factors surrounding disturbed sleep. Importance of sleep Sleep is essential for a person’s health and wellbeing, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF).

Yet millions of people do not get enough sleep and many suffer from lack of sleep.

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Taken together, the scientific evidence for the important role of sleep for both the body and the brain is persuasive and suggests that sleep has essential if not vital function.

“Dreams: Understanding Biology, Psychology, and Culture [2 volumes]” by Robert J. Hoss, Katja Valli Ph.D., Robert P. Gongloff
from Dreams: Understanding Biology, Psychology, and Culture [2 volumes]
by Robert J. Hoss, Katja Valli Ph.D., Robert P. Gongloff
ABC-CLIO, 2019

“If sleep does not serve an absolutely vital function, then it is the biggest mistake evolutionary process has ever made,” remarked Allan Rechtschaffen, a sleep researcher who showed the importance of sleep in the following deprivation study.

“Principles of Neurobiology” by Liqun Luo
from Principles of Neurobiology
by Liqun Luo
CRC Press, 2015

This theory suggests that sleep serves an important restorative function, allowing us to recuperate not only from physical fatigue but also from emotional or intellectual demands.

“Introduction to Psychology”
from Introduction to Psychology
by
Macmillan and Company, Limited, 1916

There are several theories about the purpose of sleep, with the most frequently accepted concept being that sleep contributes to physiological and psychological restoration, influencing and regulating function, and behavioural responses (McCance & Huether 2010).

“Tabbner's Nursing Care E-Book: Theory and Practice” by Gabby Koutoukidis, Jodie Hughson, Gabrielle Koutoukidis, Kate Stainton
from Tabbner’s Nursing Care E-Book: Theory and Practice
by Gabby Koutoukidis, Jodie Hughson, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

This important result led to the concept that the circadian tendency to sleep facilitated the initiation and maintenance of wakefulness by opposing the homeostatic sleep tendency.

“Neuropsychiatry” by Randolph B. Schiffer, Stephen M. Rao, Barry S. Fogel
from Neuropsychiatry
by Randolph B. Schiffer, Stephen M. Rao, Barry S. Fogel
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003

Sleep therefore has important homeostatic functions, and sleep deprivation is a stressor that has consequences for the brain, as well as for many body systems.

“Why Torture Doesn’t Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation” by Shane O'Mara
from Why Torture Doesn’t Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation
by Shane O’Mara
Harvard University Press, 2015

• Sleep provides physiological and psychological restoration.

“Fundamentals of Nursing E-Book” by Patricia A. Potter, Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia Stockert, Amy Hall
from Fundamentals of Nursing E-Book
by Patricia A. Potter, Anne Griffin Perry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2020

Awareness about the importance of sleep and its effect on the human organism is growing.

“Sleep Disorders Medicine E-Book: Basic Science, Technical Considerations, and Clinical Aspects” by Sudhansu Chokroverty
from Sleep Disorders Medicine E-Book: Basic Science, Technical Considerations, and Clinical Aspects
by Sudhansu Chokroverty
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009

Sleep has an impact on all aspects of our lives.

“Handbook of Military Psychology: Clinical and Organizational Practice” by Stephen V. Bowles, Paul T. Bartone
from Handbook of Military Psychology: Clinical and Organizational Practice
by Stephen V. Bowles, Paul T. Bartone
Springer International Publishing, 2017

It makes us wonder how much more we could accomplish if we only needed half that amount of sleep.

“Chinese Health Care Secrets: A Natural Lifestyle Approach” by Henry B. Lin
from Chinese Health Care Secrets: A Natural Lifestyle Approach
by Henry B. Lin
Llewellyn Publications, 2000

Alexia Lewis RD

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  • having major exams this year, im studying really late every night… such that i think it’s come to a point where my lack of sleep is just piling and piling and im getting tired earlier than i would like to everyday �� (and my parents are concerned that going to sleep earlier means less revision time ����)

  • I did an all nighter and I’m haven’t slept since 4 am two nights ago and I’m so tired ��. I don’t have insomnia I just can’t sleep cuz Coronas keeping me inside

  • Even if I go to bed early in exam times, I’d still be awak until dawn because of tension…. After all, many of us have made to think that not having a good marks is the worst thing…. for me I’d rather die than being failed in an exam

  • Lol watching this at 07:45 AM and haven’t slept for almost 20 hours and I don’t even know why am watching this now. To help me deal with this video emotionally please send me any links of any kind that’s supports that good day sleep have the same benefit as good night sleep. Your research is greatly appreciated!

  • I love how we complain about school not letting us go to sleep, even tho we decide to procrastinate til the night the assignment is due.