When you’re in a hurry to do your work, go to school, look after family, do you reduce your sleep time? You might think that sleep is merely a “down time” when the brain shuts off and the body rests. It is not so. Sleep is essential for a person’s health and wellbeing, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF).
Sleep is as important as food and air. It is a necessary function required to support all human life, growth, development and brain function. Sleep keeps your mind alert and calm. It helps you in optimal daily functioning.
If you wake up tired after sleeping for eight hours or longer, more sleep is not what you need. A better quality of sleep is what’s needed rather than more sleep. Deep sleep is the most important type of sleep our body needs.