93. Is Sleep a Luxury?


Sleep is the most misunderstood thing in our lives. Some people over sleep and waste away their precious lives, while some others think it is a waste of time to sleep and ruin their invaluable health.

Sleep is Nature’s way of putting us back in good health and mental alertness. Many damages are repaired and the whole body gets tuned to good health, while we sleep.

The amount of sleep needed by each individual varies from person to person. The new born baby sleeps most of the day. As we grow, the number of hours of sleep needed is reduced. In old age, people can hardly sleep. Time seems to hang heavily and each day seems to go on and on endlessly!

An average adult needs six to eight hours of sleep per day. If he gets to sleep for less than six hours, he is deprived of enough sleep. If he sleeps for more than eight hours, he is enjoying a luxury, which only a few can afford!

My father, a doctor, used to say,” Sleep is like a drug. The more you have it, the more you want it”. Truly just as a drug is administered in accurate quantities, sleep must by had in adequate quantities, neither more nor less.

Extensive studies have proved that stress, anxiety, anger, aggressive driving and drowsy driving are natural consequences of lack of sleep, known as sleep deprivation. But this can have more serious and far reaching effects on a person.

It affects a person’s physical and mental well being and indirectly affects the person’s emotional well being also. Sleep deprivation causes tension and anxiety. Both these along with sleep deprivation affect the immune system of the body badly. The person becomes susceptible to several diseases and health disorders.

The person is unable to get anything done properly. He is unable to focus, gets confused easily, forgets important things and remains high-strung most of the time!

Persons, who work at night, must learn to make up for the deficit of sleep during the day. Pilots and air hostesses, who are always flying across various time zones, learn to sleep when they become free- be it a day or night. Otherwise they will be unfit for flying the air plane and playing the hostesses.

In order to remain healthy and happy and have an alert and focused mind, we need to get adequate sleep. If necessary we will have to make some changes in our daily schedule to ensure that we will be “bright eyed and bushy tailed like the chirpy squirrel” when we get up!

Remember, Sleep is a necessity and not just a luxury!

Visalakshi Ramani

Advertisements

17 Responses to 93. Is Sleep a Luxury?

  1. When I first saw this title 93. Is Sleep a Luxury? | The wonderful world we live in on google I just whent and bookmark it. Definitely believe that which you said. Your favorite reason seemed to be on the net the easiest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely get irked while people think about worries that they just do not know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people can take a signal. Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

  2. Habibi says:

    *I discovered your weblog site on google and check a few of your early posts. Continue to keep up the very great operate. I just additional up your RSS feed to my MSN News Reader. Seeking forward to reading far more from you later on!

  3. Theo Pursley says:

    I saw a lot of website but I believe this one has got something extra in it. “The only difference between a Good Day And a Bad Day Is your ATTITUDE” by Dennis S. Brown.

  4. Wow! This can be one particular of the most beneficial blogs We’ve ever arrive across on this subject. Actually Excellent. I’m also a specialist in this topic so I can understand your effort.

  5. Nichol Lowin says:

    Some genuinely nice and valuable information on this website, besides I feel the style contains great functions.

  6. Anitra Keba says:

    I saw your post awhile back and saved it to my computer. Only lately have I got a chance to checking it and need to tell you nice work.

  7. Micah Baltz says:

    I see something truly particular in this internet web site.

  8. thank you for all your efforts that you have put in this. Very interesting info. “A good man can be stupid and still be good. But a bad man must have brains.” by Maxim Gorky.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s