TopicSleep, Who Needs It? You Do

  • Thu 26th Mar 2020 - 6:02am

    Getting less than six and a half hours of sleep at night decreases our ability to   Resurge Review  fight stress says Dr. Daniel G. Amen M.D. in his book Making a Good Brain Great. He goes on to say, "Lowered sleep has been associated with diabetes and obesity. In our fast-paced society, we are often sleep deprived. In 1910 adults got and average of nine hours of sleep each night; in 1975 it had decreased to seven and a half; and in 2000 it has decreased further, to seven hours."

    Dr. Neil B. Kavey, director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City has this to say about quality sleep "...sleep is an anabolic, or building, process. And we think it restores the body's energy supplies that have been depleted through the day's activities. Sleep is also the time when the body does most of its repair work; muscle tissue is rebuilt and restored."

    One of the ways we have of understanding why we need to sleep so much is to look at what happens if we don't get enough sleep. It affects our personalities and our sense of humor, try telling a good joke to someone that hasn't slept in a couple of days. We may become irritable and less tolerant and more likely to make errors. What parent hasn't noticed their little one crankier without that afternoon nap



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