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How many hours is appropriate for we humans to sleep daily?
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The sleeping threshold has also gone up because of the changing environment and polluted environment. If you are living in an urban area then you may require more amount of sleep to fully recharge then in rural area

For me 8 hr sleep is very much essential else I will not be able to work with full energy and now a days the pollution level has gone up so high that without proper sleep you will feel as if you are running out of energy every time. Somehow I feel that in the name of professionalism we are compromising with the value of our health.

Proper healthy food, mostly green and organic food along with good living area where it is surrounded by greens and CO2 emissions and pollution is less, is essential for a healthy life style.

What I am taking about is 8 hr should be minimum and depending upon the work load upon you it can be 10 hr also and the 6hr sleep as threshold has gone up now to 8hr sleep as minimum, because of the change in life style.

Why proper amount of sleep is required ?

Proper sleep is very much necessary and in this polluted world the threshold has gone up from 6 hr to 8hr at least per day. Sleeping as little as 4 hr is too low and this will lead to sleep debt and it has various consequences, some of them are:-

  1. One may find it difficult to concentrate on work.
  2. It may lead to memory loss if you are a student.
  3. You may feel less energetic through out the day.
  4. You may suffer from mental illness and various other health issues.
  5. One may not be that productive in his/her job.
  6. you may develop dark circle in your eyes.
  7. You may not have a charming body language all throughout the day

 Quality Sleep

The following are the aspects of Quality Sleep:-

  • If you are falling asleep within 15 to 20 mins of going to bed.
  • If you are not awakening in between or only once during the span of sleep.
  • If you experience a very deep sleep.

How can you improve your Quality Sleep:-

  • Make your bedroom exclusively for sleeping.
  • Do not keep TV or any kind of sound box in your bed room.
  • Avoid smoking and taking alcohol before going to sleep.
  • Do not watch horror movies before going to sleep.
  • Do not keep your mobile phones and laptop in your bedroom.
  • Wear loose and comfortable clothes when you go to bed.
  • Choose a pillow which is not so high and it should be a soft one and you can even avoid using pillow.
  • 10 to 15 mins of meditation is good before going to sleep.

Thank you and Have a great day.

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Humans typically need around 7 - 9 hours sleep to function in a healthy manner.  Sleep has a number of benefits including muscle repair, recovery/ rebalancing of chemicals and hormones, and giving you the mental rest required to face a new day.

People often operate on less than 7 hours sleep, and they will function OK for a certain period of time. Personally, I operated on around 5 hours sleep for a number of years. And while I was OK, after a few years I started really suffering from the lack of sleep. My immune system started failing, my mental health quickly deteriorated, and my reaction time became incredibly poor, almost as if I was drunk.

I changed my situation, and started sleeping around 7 - 8 hours a night and, unsurprisingly, my health improved in every aspect of my life.

So, while some people will claim that 5 - 6 hours of sleep per night is fine for them personally, these people are the rarity. The vast majority of people need 7 - 9 hours of sleep to live a healthy lifestyle. 

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Every body is different, and has different needs at different times.

8 hours is said to be a common average.

Though there are techniques which could reduce that to 4 or less.

Depends on other factors as well: nutrition, lifestyle, how passionately engaged in one’s passions they are, stress levels, etc...

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Adequate and quality sleep is very important for having a healthy body. To get quality sleep, just sleepy and comfortable rooms are not enough.

Sleep time, what is done a few hours before going to bed, and what we do when we wake up has a big effect on our rest time.

Biologically, our body is affected by the pattern of the sun, so when we go to bed late at night and wake up at sunrise, we mean following the natural circadian rhythm.

In fact, the closer to the sun pattern, the better your energy. He recommended a sleep schedule at 10am to 6am. With a note, it's okay if we are a little flexible with that time.

some tips for preparing yourself for quality rest periods.

- Stop seeing or checking the gadget before going to bed. If it is not possible, use protective goggles to limit the blue color of the gadget screen that can keep you awake.

- Morning exercise, even though it only lasts ten minutes of abdominal exercise when you wake up in the morning.

- Pay attention to what you eat in the middle of the day. Avoid too much caffeine, sugar and dairy products.

Start changing your sleep habits, you will begin to see the difference in sleep quality. Better sleep quality creates better energy for your daily life.

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It really depends on the person. Some people are able to go for days without sleep and still function reasonably well. Others start having issues if they get even a few hours less than their normal amount of sleep. 

Most people recommend getting between 7-8 hours of sleep per night. If you sleep much more than that, your body can become accustomed to it and need the extra sleep. Most people won't function well if they're sleeping 6 or fewer hours per night. Some can do it, but eventually the body will get what it needs. If you're not giving it sleep, it will find a way to make you give it sleep.

There are some people who try interesting sleep schedules like taking seven 15 minute naps throughout the day and night, and then one 30 minute long nap. I knew a guy who tried this because he heard it was supposed to be healthier, but he ended up getting fired from his job because he kept sleeping through his alarms. 

tl;dr Most people say 7-8 hours of sleep per night. 

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Six to eight (6-8) hours.

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This is one those questions where the answer varies from person to person.  The "official" answer per medical types is roughly 8 hours.  With that said it truly is variable.

Personally, sleep is something that has been at the forefront of my life since I can remember.  Not because I get a lot of it but because I don't.  On average, I sleep about 4 hours each night.  Sometimes more, sometimes less.  It doesn't bother me nor get in the way of my daily life or work.   I have been in finance for my entire career, solving complex financial issues and have never had any issues. 

My family tells me all the time that it is unhealthy.  They say that at some point it will catch up with me.  The thing is that it is not a choice but just what my body does.  On the other hand, my wife sleeps about 10 hours each night and would sleep more if she could.  That is what agrees with her best.

I think the real answer to this is to simply listen to your body.  If you are tired, sleep.  If not, be awake.  Just make sure you feel your best each day.

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Depends on the age and individual needs. 

The youngest children, contrary to common belief that they only cry, eat and poop.

They spend most of their day napping. Their sleep isn't very deep, and the smallest noise would wake them up. 

Babies tend to sleep up to 16 hours a day. 

Toddlers, and pre-teens don't need so much sleep anymore,

but they are always physically active, and their bodies require of them around 10-12 hours of sleep per 24 hour cycle.

Teenagers should sleep around 10 hours.

Young adults, and anyone below their 40's, they need at least 7 hours of sleep, and 8 hours have been shown to work ideally for most.

The older we get, the less sleep we need, basically.

Elderly are know for sleeping 5-6 hours per day. 

Of course, most peoples enjoy sleeping, and they would usually try to sleep in.

I've seen a study that presented that taking extra sleep time have positive outcomes in dealing with extended periods of staying awake compared with "optimal" sleep time.

For most adult life we try to cut our sleep time.

4 or 5 hours seems to be enough... probably because we consume tons of coffee every year.

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