Sleeping more than eight hours a day is good for the health, or is it bad? Sleep is like death.  Our eyes are closed, our nervous system is inactive. Our muscles... even our consciousness is not available. It is comparable to death, or am I mistaken? 

What happens when we sleep? Is there any difference between sleep, naps, dozes, siestas, or snoozes? Can we stay without sleep for more than twenty-four hours?

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  • In my opinion, it is good for our health. Although our eyes are closed, nervious system is inactive, your can imagine this a short period or process that for resting. Nowaday, human are always busy, busy to think about how to earn more money, busy to look on their cell phone, busy to play games; it is not easy to separate from the world phsically and mentally. However, our muscle, hair and bone are growing, our brain and consciousness are settling down, it is giving us more time to recharge our power and prepare for next day. However, we are not in this world anymore after death (migtht going to other world or place?), we are not wake up anymore, all the phisological structure in our body will stop develop. 

    • Ice Lemon Tea, wo de zhong guan bu hao! You mentioned a very important fact here. during the era of cell phones and social media, sleep is less. Believe me, I spend more than five hours per day on my mobile phone. Do you believe me? Can we call sleep temporary death? I really like your nice interjection, my dear new friend and I hope to improve my broken Chinese with you. Thanks for your comment on Sleep. 

  • Eight hours of sleep is required. in simple words this is like system update, which is mandatory and need on a daily basis for proper functioning of body and mind. There are many things happen during our sleep. Two main things, all the short term memory (what we learned/read/watch daily) will move in to permanent/long term storage, and the second one brain will connect the dots(the information which we received on daily basis) this will help us to think creatively, efficeintly.  if you are more intrested to know about sleep.

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    • Ramchandra, sub sei pahili, main tum ku dost manta. I read part of the book. It is a good source of information. I really appreciate that kind of intervention. It gives the article additional information. I hope to be one of your friends. Thanks 

  • I think adults needed at least 6 hours of sleep cause the more we get older the shorter we tend to do it. 

    • Ikaw maganda, guru Mareeyaah! Lovely ladies like you do not get old. I will try to do my best to assist in that regard. Rest assured my respected teacher. Don't forget to extend my regards to your family. 

  • Toi dong ee, Jimmy Nguyen! Lol! Twenty four hours. Impossible, half of your age is lost. hahah, thanks for your nice comment. 

  • That is one awesome doubt. I will try to sleep 24 hours I I have chance.

  • Terima Kasih Kamarul.Thanks for  pressing the like button .


    Hi Dara,

    Nice discussion, according to national sleep foundation, sleep requirements vary slightly from person to person, most healthy adults need between 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night to function at their best. Children and teens need even more. And despite the notion that our sleep needs decrease with age, most older people still need at least 7 hours of sleep. Since older adults often have trouble sleeping this long at night, daytime naps can help fill in the gap.

    Average Sleep Needs by Age
    Age Hours Needed May be appropriate
    Newborn to 3 months old 14 – 17 hrs 11 – 19 hrs
    4 to 11 months old 12 – 15 hrs 10 – 18 hrs
    1 to 2 years old 11 – 14 hrs 9 – 16 hrs
    3 to 5 years old 10 – 13 hrs 8 – 14 hrs
    6 to 13 years old 9 – 11 hrs 7 – 12 hrs
    14 to 17 years old 8 – 10 hrs 7 – 11 hrs
    Young adults (18 to 25 years old) 7 – 9 hrs 6 – 11 hrs
    Adults (26 to 64 years old) 7 – 9 hrs 6 – 10 hrs
    Older adults (65+) 7 – 8 hrs

    5 – 9 hrshttp://



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