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How Much Sleep Do You Need?

When sleeping your body recovers, and your immune system is reinforced.

There are many famous and successful people who brag about the fact they sleep only 5 hours per night, and if you listen to their point of view, you will reach the conclusion that a man can lead a great life without having to worry too much about sleep.

This conclusion is made soon enough that you finish reading all kinds of articles that are related to success, and even if there are many numbers out, you should be aware of the real number of hours you need in order to have a good night's sleep.

If you think about it, the promise of more money and power is appealing, but are 5 hours per night necessary for your health? Many businessmen brag that they don’t sleep too much, the truth is that you might hurt yourself trying to achieve something that is not for you.

effects of sleep deprivation

People should start taking sleep seriously since it is a very important process, and even if it has its mysteries, no one can deny its benefits for the human body.

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation

The ideal amount of time that should be spent on sleeping is somewhere between 7 and 9 hours, the exact number varying from one person to another. Otherwise, if you miss your sleep hours, you will be more tired during the day, and therefore your productivity will decrease in a substantial way. It is all right to skip one night of good night's sleep, but if you continue skipping them in a row, you will soon realize that you can’t perform several activities, and when you do something, there will be a decrease in your productivity.

Therefore, if you want to be successful, you will have to be productive, and therefore you will need more sleep. Between 7 and 9 hours, maybe the ideal amount of time is actually 8. Even if there are studies that show that 6 hours is enough, there has been research on three different groups of people, each group being allowed to sleep a certain number of hours per night. More exactly, they were allowed to sleep 4, 6, and 8 hours per night.

Their cognitive behaviour has been analyzed for two weeks, and even if on the first day there weren’t any major differences, it has been showing that with time they couldn’t focus, and at times they even started to fall asleep in front of a computer. Taking this study into consideration, 8 hours is absolutely preferred instead of 6 hours.

When sleep comes into discussion, not only how long you sleep matters, but also how well you sleep.

Getting a beauty sleep

Therefore you will need to think about anything that is keeping you awake, trying to find a solution. First of all, there are two things you should never do before going to bed, i.e. drink coffee and have dinner (even a snack). There are many people who say that they don’t have problems falling asleep after a cup of coffee, and yet, their sleeping quality decreases considerably. In this way, at the moment of waking up, they will feel much tired.

Thinking about what to do and what to avoid doing, there are a few more things that you should take into consideration. Therefore, you should never fall asleep while reading or watching TV, since your mind will be occupied with something else. This is why it is essential to free your mind before going to sleep, letting all the stress out. You might think about some rituals such as listening to relaxation music, taking a hot shower, or having a cup of relaxing tea. All these examples may be great for you, and you will be able to increase the qualityng the last years there has been a great concern about sleep

Concern about sleep

As you can see, during the last few years there has been a great concern about sleep, and people are trying to find new ways to improve their sleeping quality, and at the same time, they are also trying to wake up as early as possible. Even if there are few people who possess a gene that allows them to sleep less without damaging their daily activities, these people are very rare, and the chances are you are not one of them. If you want to wake up early, you will need to go to sleep earlier.

It would be a great choice to wake up at the same hour each day. In this way you will use your body with a sleeping program, being able to rest and to increase your sleeping quality. However, if you don’t manage to increase your sleeping quality in any way, then your bed is the problem and you should change the mattress.

We recommend a contour pillow to help you get the best night's rest.

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