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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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  • 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://



    • Azno ya mujdadan, mumnoon Saba! Once more, thanks for those valuable tips on Sleep. No doubt, sleep requirements vary from one person to the other. The provided list gives the reader a quick note about the different ages of individuals and their hours of sleep. Thanks again Saba for your useful comment on Sleep. 

    • Mumnoona Saba! Thanks Saba. I shall give my reply tomorrow.  Now, it's late at night. 

  • Sleeping is just for Battery Recharging, and sometimes because the healt is not so gud i think.

    • Muchas gracias Nestor,  I  think you might say so.Thanks for your nice comment. 

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