Hey there and welcome to Life Noggin.
What if you only slept a couple of hours everynight?
Is sleep really that important to your healthand well being?
Let’s find out together… and then maybetake a well-earned nap.
Well,it looks like some people might only really need a few hours of sleep.
Called “ short sleepers ” or the “ sleepless elite ”,
these individuals might make up
about 1 % of our society and are
the early birds and night owls of the world, only needing
a few hours a night with the sandman.
Maybe even just 1!
However,some scientists disagree on
if these individuals are still at their best health
at only a few hours of sleep a night,
and even if they are and this is true,
keep in mind that they’re onlya very small percent of the population.
Most of us need quite a few morehours of sleep a night then that.
But just how much?
The National Sleep Foundation recommends that
adults get between 7 to 9 hours of sleep and
teenagers get around 8 to 10.
This amount increases the younger a person is,
with newborn babies needing 14-17 hours
of sleep for optimal health.
And for all my teenage friendswho find it hard to stay awake in class,
the sleep experts atthe National Sleep Foundation have your back.
They say your biological internal clocks help
keep you awake later in the evening，
making it so that you want to stay asleep during those early morning classes.
Phew! I thought it was just me.
It seems like getting the right amount sleep
is important to staying healthy for most people.
With a study that looked at older adults,
researchers found that sleeping less than
6 hours or more than 10 a night was associated
with a higher likelihood of healthcare use.
Shorter sleep durations were linked with greater odds
of emergency department visits and longer
sleep durations linked up with greater oddsof overnight hospital stay.
Maybe the saying should be
the right amount of sleep a day can keep the doctor away.
yeah let’s make it thatcuz I’m not really a big fan of apples.
Disrupting your sleep seems to have negative consequences on your health as well.
Based on current studies,
sleep disruption has been reported toincrease the risk of incident dementia.
One such study examined 737 older adults
and found that greater amounts of sleep fragmentation
was associated with an increase incognitive decline.
Sleeping less also seems to havea correlation with Alzheimer’s disease,
which is the most common form of dementia.
In a 2017 review article published by the Oxford University Press,
it’s been hypothesized thathuman’s natural selection for shorter sleep cycles
has compromised the efficiencyof the physiological mechanisms
that protect us against Alzheimer’s disease during sleep.
They believe this because humans sleep less than other primates,
but have a much higher prevalenceof Alzheimer’s disease pathology.
This article was very recent,
but further research to shed more light on this
could potentially go a long way withprotecting people from Alzheimer’s disease!
长话短说 为了你的身体健康 你应该睡会儿觉
long story short you should probablyget some sleep because your body depends on it
So what have you found to bethe best amount of sleep for you?
Any tips on how to catch a few more Z’s?
Let me know down in the comments below!
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有些 我的世界 的玩家投入许多时间
Some minecraft users have dedicated countless hours
to building in-game computers.
one such user hans lee Merson even
even built one that simulates minecraft within Minecraft.
As always, I’m Blocko and this has beenLife Noggin.
Don’t forget to keep on thinking!