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Why Is Sleeping Important Discussion

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Sleep debt
Sleep is a vital and often neglected, component of every person’s health and
wellbeing. Sleep debt, also known as sleep deficit, is the progressive effect of not
getting enough sleep. For example, your body needs 8 hours of sleep, and you only
get 5 hours, which leads to having 3 hours of sleep in debt. Sleep debt has a large
effect on one’s mental and physical health which could last a short or long period
of time.
Sleep is an essential function that allows your body and mind to recharge.
Therefore, getting enough sleep is important because it helps the body remain
healthy and fend off diseases. Not getting enough sleep can affect the brain’s
function. Other than the brain’s function, a person who sleeps less than needed is at
a higher risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cognitive decline, and death from
any cause. Symptoms of sleep debt are daytime sleepiness, irritability, and fatigue.
As for chronic sleep debt it causes cognitive problems like poor decision making,
and general feeling of un wellness.
Sleep debt is something that I have experienced. Somedays I would sleep
late when I need to wake up early the next day. I would sleep for 5 hours when my
body initially needs 8 hours of sleep. Therefore, the next day I was tired and unable
to function at my full power or to my limits and since I slept for 5 hours I am in a 3
hour sleep debt. Being on sleep debt also makes it hard for me to sleep 8 hours the
next day. I would feel the need to sleep more since I have not slept enough the next
day. Sleep debt can ruin my sleep schedule and make it seem as if I did not have
enough sleep even if I slept for 8 hours.
There are many solutions for sleep debt that I, myself, fallow. Exercising
every day or staying active could prevent sleep debt and get rid of it. As well as
avoiding drinking coffee later in the day like before or during evening. Relaxing
before I sleep and clearing my mind and thoughts helped me sleep better and get
rid of my sleep debt. Along with not eating or staying in front of a screen before I
sleep.
In consolidation, sleep debt is not getting enough sleep. Sleep debt can affect
ones mental and physical health. Sleep debt also known as sleep deficit, is often
overlooked and ignored. 50 to 70 million people in the US alone suffer from a
disorder of sleep and wakefulness. To prevent or cure sleep debt you need to

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Sleep debt Sleep is a vital and often neglected, component of every person’s health and wellbeing. Sleep debt, also known as sleep deficit, is the progressive effect of not getting enough sleep. For example, your body needs 8 hours of sleep, and you only get 5 hours, which leads to having 3 hours of sleep in debt. Sleep debt has a large effect on one’s mental and physical health which could last a short or long period of time. Sleep is an essential function that allows your body and mind to recharge. Therefore, getting enough sleep is important because it helps the body remain healthy and ...
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