We all live in a very fast world. We are all supercharged to multi-task and do a lots of things is a single day. We are so busy trying to make money and to live life that we usually forget about our basic need to sleep.
Sleeping is as vital as food and water, but not every see sleep as such. In fact, many people would rather miss sleeping that misses the other enticing things that they can do when they are awake.
One thing that we most often neglect is the fact that the lack of sleep results to the malfunctioning of our brains. In has been found out that a person who has not slept for about 32 hours will have a comprehension level similar to that of someone who is extremely drunk. To this effect, the lack of sleep can greatly affect our judgement and our ability to make sound decisions.
Various studies have already revealed that adults need at least 6 hours of sleep in a regular 24-hour period. This means that we need to spend about 1/3 of our entire lives for sleep alone! That’s how important sleep is. Through it, we get to regenerate enough energy to go on with our lives.
A person who sleeps less than what is required will be less productive and less happy. Those who get enough usually get a happier disposition and are inclined to do more tasks more efficiently than those who lack sleep.
Moreover, sleep can also change a person’s mood. When a person is sleepy, he or she also tends to be crappy and gloomy. On the other hand, someone who has enough sleep is more cheerful and has more patience than those who has not.
The Common Misconception about Sleep
We often hear people say that sleeping is only a waste of time, especially for those who have a lot of things on their hands. However, if you come to think of it, if a person has enough sleep, he or she will most likely be more productive than someone who tried so hard to not sleep just to finish the same project or task.
Imagine that you have a task which needs to be done. Because you feel that sleeping is only a waste of time, you exert all your energy in trying to finish the project. However, in the long run, you become less patient and moody. As a result, you committed a lot of mistakes which need to be corrected. At the end of the day week, you end up repeating tasks which could have been finished if you have the right presence of mind which you could have gotten if you had enough sleep.
In short, if you really want to get things done, make sure that you brain and body are ready to take on the tasks which you want to do. The best way to do so is to give your brain and body what they need – that is, food, and water and of course, sleep.
However, some people might have not intended to not get enough sleep. Some people might be suffering from insomnia and other problems that causes sleeping difficulties. If this is your case, then you better consult a doctor to get a full assessment of you situation. Having known how important sleep is, it is in your best interest to make sure that you will be able to enjoy quality sleep while you still can. If you snore during sleep, I suggest that you read this article about “The Normal Causes of Snoring”.