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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    • 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. 

  • Shukran ya Miss Hadeel! Thanks for pressing the like button.

  • Hi Dara

    Regarding this topic there is a research about the effect of sleep on the heart which is published in the European Heart Journal. The research result says that a heart problem increases when one have a longer sleep which is more than 6 hour. The longer we sleep the higher the risk of heart problem. However the research also mention that it was not sure whether the length of sleep was causing the heart problem or the heart problem itself was the one causing the patient to sleep longer. Anyway, sleep is very important and we should have enough sleep to function very well during the day.

    • Saya senang berkenalan dengan anda, Kamarul. You have added new information. According to the research, the longer we sleep the higher the risk of heart problems. Believe me Kama, I thought just the other way round. I  thought that sleeping more hours during the night time may avoid a lot of heart problems. Of course, I was mistaken.

      I read about  German researchers who had the same result and they are still working on it.  I guess you are right about having enough sleep to get ready for the next day's activities. Thanks, Kamarul. I really appreciate your comment. 

      • You are welcome dara. I am just sharing too little info that i know.

        Yes according to research too little or too much sleep is also not good. Enough sleep is about 6 to 9 hours. A recent research shows that sleep less than 6 hour could increase the risk of heart attack about 20%, and sleep more than 9 hours could increase heart attack about 34%. Of course there are also other factors that leads to heart attack but sleep is one of them.


        Sleep Duration and Myocardial Infarction
        Observational studies suggest associations between extremes of sleep duration and myocardial infarction (MI), but the causal contribution of sleep to…
        • Kamarul, saya tidak tahu harus berkata apa? You did not leave anything for me to say. The readers,      I am one of them, will benefit a lot from that journal, Science Direct. It means that researches are underway. I want to add something. It is better to sleep reasonable hours for your age. I knew from some respected members here, that children spend most of their hours sleeping.

          I really appreciate your precious time reading and sending to us that important information. Thanks for that important link.  On behave of my friends here, I thank you a lot and I hope that will be put to your good deeds. 

          • Hi Dara
            Thank you very much for your comment and i really appreciate it. By the way, i hope that what i share here just be treated as a new info and i don't intent to spark fear among everyone here. I do understand that sometime less sleep hours is inevitable for some people such as parents with a newborn baby or some worker in a certain work environment. So the situation is not the same for all people. Since there are several other factors to heart problem other than sleep per se, this info just tell us something (including me)  if we are a high risk person or not. A lot other factors that we can improve other than sleep such as healthy food, active lifestyle, etc....

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