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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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  • 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

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    • 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. 

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