How the quality of our sleep affects us

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Sleep is one of the most important things we should do if we want to feel and look good. It is essential to get enough sleep in order for our brains to function correctly. Sleep is also involved in the healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels. Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, and more. But what happens if we sleep too much? Is it even possible?

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to lead to many psychological and physiological problems
to stem from lack of sleep
mortality risk
a higher chance of premature death
the best regeneration tool you have
to be beneficial for
to be highly individualistic
for optimal recovery and development
to feel tired and fatigued
to limit one’s sleep

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  1. What can be caused by a lack of sleep?

A severe lack of sleep can contribute to depression, anxiety, memory problems, poor concentration, weight gain, and heart disease.

  1. How many hours of sleep should you get every day?

You should get between 7-9 hours of sleep every single day.

  1. Can too much sleep cause an early death?

No, there is a difference between correlation and causation. You should get as much sleep as you need. The video also suggests you should stop using an alarm clock.

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  1. How does a lack of sleep affect you?
  2. Do you think you have a healthy, regular sleeping pattern?
  3. Have you ever tried drinking coffee or energy drinks? Do they affect you in any way?

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I was constantly tired and I felt like I could fall asleep anywhere

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Sleeping during the day
As I’ve noticed

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It’s not the sleep time that can make you feel well.

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When I was younger I used to miss out on sleep.
My behavior led to many problems.
I gained some weight.

Thanks for the correction :slightly_smiling_face:

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