Our bodies need rest to regenerate. While we dream and process our days, joints, tendons and muscles recover. Energy reserves get filled anew and in the morning, we awake with new briskness. Good sleep is one of the more important pillars of the healthy life, next to physical activity and healthy nutrition.
The optimal duration is different between everyone. The right amount is dependant on healthyness, age and the person. Generally 6 to 8 hours are recommended.
Sleep and healthyness
Fitness and healthyness play a big role in sleep quality. Who sleeps well is more fit, which makes the body stronger. Because of this, a disturbance in the sleep rythm can have big impact on our well-being.
Strongly irregular sleep
Strongly irregular sleep often has a medical reason. A weak bladder, snoring, nervous legs are just a few examples of medically confirmed sleep disturbances. Really dangerous are regular breathing misfires - sleep apnoa might occur. The thing is, the person often doesn't even realize it! Sleeping badly often leads to a weakened immune system, a lowered ability to concentrate or learn aswell as health problems.
Everyone sleeps differently
Some people can only sleep when the window is open, some just with their backs to the wall, some snore or even sleepwalk. All these habits, preferences, etc make sleep something really personal.
Learning in your sleep
Sleep is important for the brain - in the night it saves learned things, processes daily impressions and also imprints komplex koordinative patterns of movement that were practiced on that day.
Please keep in mind that all the informations given by us are just general tips. Your individual health care consultation can and should only be given by a doctor.