Some people think that they can sleep over their bedtime but actually that is not what we are supposed to do if we are working or going to school. Sleeping is necessary to function properly and also if an adult sleeps an average of eight hrs. Their brains can function properly too. This explanation is going to outline the process of sleep. The process of sleep is a cycle where our bodies and our minds regenerate, recover, process information and relax. Our bodies require sleep everyday so we can function to the best of our ability.
Sleeping gives our bodies rest and prepares us for the day that is going to follow. It's kind of like giving our bodies a little holiday while we are passed out. When we sleep it gives our brains to have a chance to sort out things out. If us humans don’t get enough sleep, the next day we wake up. We won’t think properly and not only that but can make us feel grumpy and sluggish. Scientist don’t know why we sleep, but I think that sleeping is a good thing for a human being such as animals in the wild or in the sea.
Scientists test people who sleep four, six and eight hours. Eight hours a day meaning that they can think well and do lots of learning. Those people who sleep four or six hours a day. They might inherit themselves a medical illness or even death and with the people who slept six hours of sleep is similar to a person who drinks alcohol which turns them to the next step where they are drunk. 4 hours sleepers instantly fall asleep while during their learning time.
Deep sleep is when you sleep move less and sleep more. In fact scientists don’t know what our brains are doing when we are asleep. If we are in a deep sleep, we can hardly move. All we will do is just snooze. For example if your mum comes in and open the door while you’re in your deep sleep. You won’t hear her open. We will just keep on sleeping. Lighter sleep is meaning that you are dreaming and that our eyes move a little and our bodies to rest.
Newborns up to adults have to have the right amount of hours to sleep.
- Newborns aged 0-3 months need 14-15 hrs of sleep
- Infants aged 4-11 months need 12-15 hrs of sleep
- Toddlers aged 1-2 years need 11-14 hrs of sleep
- Preschoolers aged 3-5 years need 10-13 hrs of sleep
- School kids aged 6-14 years need 9-11 hrs of sleep
- Teenagers aged 14-17 years need 8-10 hrs of sleep
- Adults aged 18+ years need 7-9 hrs of sleep
This is how many hours newborns to adults need to sleep everyday. Of course newborns have to sleep more than all of us adults so that they can grow in their sleep.
If we get a good night's sleep every night of the week. We will live a healthy life and and our brains will function well. Ensure you get enough sleep every night. Without sleep, our brains don't function properly like they normally do. Additionally sleep keeps our bodies and our minds well. Also to keep well and energised throughout the day.