Sleep Is The Single Most Important Behavioral Experience We Have

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Sleep is the single most important behavioural experience we have. The average sort of persons will spend 36% of their life asleep, meaning that if someone lives to 90, then 32 years will have been spent entirely asleep. (Russell, Foster. “Why do we sleep?” TED. Jun. 2013. Lecture.) One of the main objectives of this report is to discuss why we sleep; what it does for us; why today’s society is sleep-deprived; and how it is remedied through our knowledge of medicine and other conventional means. Evidently, also disused will be psychological disorders that cause sleep deprivation, the sources of these conditions, and some possible methods to enhance the quality of sleep. Note, however, that there are numerous factors contributing to the lack of sleep, and this report will only be covering the bases of the most prevalent ones. Sleep is often viewed as a waste of time or a disease—something we are obligated to do in our daily lives because, without it, we would struggle to function properly. One of the reasons sleep gets disregarded is because, realistically, we do nothing while sleeping. Therefore, many people today consider it to be of little value since the time we spend sleeping could be used for other, more important, tasks. As a result, our society has become sleep deprived. But, first, why do we sleep? Why do we spend, on average, 32 years of our life asleep? There are many ideas about why we sleep, but the most common one (that people know) is the restoration…

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