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Why won't you be able to sleep off a year ahead?
About a third of all life, the human body is in a sleepy state. However, on average, between 10% and 30% of the population still suffer from sleep deprivation. Already on these long holidays, we had enough time to get a good sleep. And it seems that now we are definitely ready for the working week. But is it possible to sleep for the future, and how to do it? Let's try to figure it out.
Why sleep at all?
If you think that sleep is just a time of rest, you are deeply mistaken. When we fall asleep, the speed of all organs in the body decreases. It is a complex process of tension and relaxation of muscles, an increase and decrease in heart rate, and an increase and decrease in blood pressure. Ignoring this natural need can lead to unpleasant consequences. For example, if in the middle of the day you began to fall asleep, but you cannot fall asleep for at least a few minutes, your performance will significantly decrease. If you skip rest hours for a long time, the body will experience a serious stress, which will affect your health.
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How much sleep do you need?
The need for sleep is not the same and depends not only on the degree of fatigue, but also on age. The National Sleep Foundation gives the following recommendations:
* from 0 to 3 months - 14-17 hours;
* from 4 to 11 months - 12-15 hours;
* from 1 to 2 years - 11-14 hours;
* From 3 to 5 years old - 10-13 hours;
* From 6 to 15 years old - 9-11 hours;
* From 14 to 17 years old - 8-10 hours ;
* from 18 to 64 years old - 7-9 hours;
* 65 years old and more - 7-8 hours.
Can I get some sleep in the future?
Surprisingly, yes. You can sleep in reserve before a hard working week. And modern researchers confirm this. Somnologist Mikhail Poluektov says: During the week, people artificially increased their sleep time by two hours, and the next week they tolerated various sleep restrictions more easily than those who did not. That is, it has been proven that, at least in the weekly perspective, you can get enough sleep. And that's what we do every week. ' However, it should be understood that long-term neglect of sleep can lead to both a temporary decrease in performance and increased irritability, and to serious health consequences.
That is, in the short term, you can get enough sleep for the future, but at the same time your body does not must be overwhelmed by the extreme amount of stress. One thing is unambiguously clear that quality sleep before an important event reduces the likelihood that you will fall asleep on it.
Sleeping as much as your body requires is allowed