The Benefits Of Sleep

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What makes sleep such a necessity for the average person Why do we need to lay in one spot for at least seven hours and be completely idle during this time? Consciously, we don’t have any goals we are striving to achieve and we don’t have agendas to keep all of our plans during the night organized, however, subconsciously, a lot more is happening than most people are aware of. As long as a person is classified as living, their body is always at work, especially while that person is sleeping. When the quality and/or duration of sleep is jeopardized, such as during sleep deprivation, so are all the processes that take place during the dormant part of someone 's life. Sleep deprivation creates a toll on more than just alertness or the amount of …show more content…
To get a basic understanding of sleep, you can think of it as any janitorial service for any building or company. They come to clean up the place and clear out any filthy debris and get a place ready for the next day. Sleep is able to clean up our brains from all the debris from the past day that had accumulated, and there is a lot considering all your debris from your body end up in your brain (almost the same way that a filter in a fish tank works). When sleep is jeopardized, your brain doesn’t get a good “spring cleaning” everyday which, if continued, can cause more hazardous “junk” to form in your brain, which can lead to more serious health risk later in your life related to the brain such as Alzheimer 's disease. The clean-up crew that comes while you sleep is most likely the reason that you feel refreshed and ready for the next day, which is why when people are tired and didn’t get enough sleep they may feel down and more sluggish because they are still partially carrying the mental weight from the other days. Sleep is important in more ways than most can imagine, the possibilities are limitless and I will only be able to make a dent into the awareness of …show more content…
Everyone loves to experience it and yet it will be the first thing to be skipped if they need some extra time. The worst part is that many people will skip sleep just so they are able to enjoy other leisure activities such as watching tv or surfing the internet. These same people are skipping a very important, and extremely beneficial activity which will cause them to experience a multitude of symptoms ranging from increased sleepiness, all the way to a change in appetite. To many people, they may not be aware that what they are doing is affecting themselves emotionally, physically and mentally even after losing an hour or two of the recommended amount of sleep. It is true that that person could sleep an hour or two extra the next day in order to make up for it but they still experience the withdrawal symptoms during that first

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