Why Quality of Sleep is important


Some people have trouble sleeping, or do not sleep enough, and do not realize the effect it can have on their body.

Sleeping is something that all humans do, and all need. Whether you are 6 years old or 60 years old, sleeping is important for you. However, age does factor in to how much sleep you should be getting every night. For example according to the Sleep Foundation a 6-13 year old should be getting around 9-11 hours a night, while a 60-64 year old should be getting 7-9 hours a night.

According to healthline.com 73% of high school students do not get enough sleep. Teens should be getting 8-10 hours of sleep every night. There are a variety of reasons that high schoolers are not getting the sleep they need. Reasons for this can include, staying on devices too late at night, and having a large amount of homework to do. Not getting enough quality sleep can cause you to have trouble staying awake during the day, being in a bad/sad mood, and having depression like symptoms.

Getting the right amount of hours of sleep is just as important as quality of those hours. In order for those hours of sleep to matter, they need to be good hours of sleep. So things to watch for in terms of getting quality sleep is waking up in the middle of the night, and still feeling tired after you get the right amount of hours of sleep. If either of these things are happening to you, there are ways to try and help you get better sleep.

Some things that may help you sleep better are: Going to bed at around the same time everyday of the week, even onĀ  weekends, so that you can establish the same schedule, and your body knows it is time to go to bed. Getting off electronics 30 minutes before you are going to go to bed can also help wind down your body, preparing you to go to bed.

All people need to have the right amount of hours of sleep, and need to have good quality sleep. Having a good night of sleep is good for you, whereas a bad night of sleep, or if you normally do not sleep well, is not good for your health. Not getting enough sleep can cause a lot of long term effects. If you are consistently not getting enough sleep, this can cause you to gain weight, cause depression, and can increase risk for a heart attack.

Getting good sleep and the right amount of sleep can really help you live a better, and more healthy life.