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Sleep: Vital for Your Health and Longevity

Sleep is a period of rest – averaging 8 hours – with partial suspension of consciousness and physical and mental activity. Physiological activity is reduced and the body is enabled to repair itself by eliminating wastes and replenishing depleted tissues with needed constituents. The pulse rate slows down, blood pressure falls, breathing is slower and deeper, the temperature drops to its lowest level for the day, the basal metabolism is reduced, and the cerebrum (higher brain) is inactive except for dreams.

The amount of sleep needed varies mostly according to age, but everyone should have enough awaken rested and refreshed.

  • the normal adult requires 6.5  to  8 hours of sleep
  • the aged, 6 hours;
  • children of 2-3 yers old, 12-13 hours;
  • infants, almost all of the time.

For person who tire easily, an afternoon nap of about an hour is helpful. Coffee or tea drunk late at night often causes sleeplessness. The habit of taking sleeping pills is bad, as they depress vital functions and produce dependence upon them.

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