The Importance of Sleep

Do you know how important it is to sleep? The human body needs at least 8 hours of sleep every night. Sleep does not only help with mood. It also plays a big role in youth and growth, as well as being part of your own health. Sleep can also help prevent excess weight gain, and it is extremely important to get a healthy sleep in order for your energy levels to be higher. 

You might think that when we are sleeping, our whole body shuts down and our brain is resting. Well, that is not true. While we sleep, this is the best time when our brain gets to work nonstop. During our sleep, information is able to be transferred through our brains. When we get enough sleep and a night of healthy sleep, our body is able to regenerate cells. Sleep can also help avoid illnesses and sicknesses. One of the main reasons why sleep is so important and why we need it is because it helps us think clearly. Have you ever experienced a time, maybe when you are doing homework until late at night, that you can’t seem to think clearly? Or that whatever you do or think is very slow? This is due to a lack of sleep, and because you are tired and need to rest. Sleep also helps memory. They say that information sticks better when you talk about it before you sleep. They say it’s because it is fresh in your mind and while you sleep your brain is processing this information. For example, if you have a test tomorrow, you should review your information one more time before you go to bed in order for your brain to process this information. Sleep is extremely important. As I mentioned before, it gives more energy and a lack of sleep could also lead to other sicknesses. 

Now that you know why sleep is incredibly important, you should consider your bedtime and the number of hours you sleep. It is important for your mood and especially and most important of all, it is important for your overall good health.

Abril Zuazo

My name is Abril Zuazo. I am a senior who loves soccer. I am from Bolivia. My favorite food is Sushi. A word that would describe me would be gentle.

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