How long should one sleep in a day ?

India
January 10, 2009 12:01am CST
We always stress upon the need for good health to prolong our lifespan.We employ every possible method to keep ourselves fit.Exercises,gym,yoga,dieting,habitual restrictions etc are a part of it.But don't you think a good sound sleep is equally essential for good health.Not only it relaxes our minds but also our bodies.So what do you think,how important is it to sleep ?How much should one sleep in a day ?
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• India
11 Jan 09
It very much depends on the mode of living or the lifestyle of an individual. For persons doing heavy tiring work, I think they should sleep for at least 8 hours. Also studies and books recommend 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep for waking up freshened. I myself sleep for 6-7 hours a day, but it is a different story on holidays. There are many persons who manage with 6 hours sleep and don't feel much stressed. So what I have concluded that it is an individuals' need and varies from person to person.
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• India
13 Jan 09
Thanks Dev for your review.Yeah I totally agree with you.It all depends on the type of job a person performs & the amount of workload he carries.
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• India
14 Jan 09
Though it depends on the amount of work a person does in a day, there is a minimum that one should sleep to keep his body functioning normally. Or else body will wear out in the long run and that very much reflects on the face of that person, for example if you slept for 2-3 hours last night, your friends can easily work out that. Our body needs enough sleep and one should give it time to rejuvenate after every day's work. I think students like us can manage with 7 hours of sleep and that would be just enough.
@lyzabelle (1669)
• Philippines
12 Mar 10
I think the best hours is six hours I would be very lucky if I can have eight or six hours of sleep but I am really trying to get that long sleep but really impossible because I'm so busy. I still long for the time that I can have eight hours of sleep.
• India
10 Mar 10
I think that 6 hours sleeping per day is enough.
• China
16 Apr 09
I think a good night of sleep id very important to our health and work more effectively throughout the day. However, achiving good sleep is becoming my dream recently because I am very busy with my work and study, sleep becomes less of priority for me. I only sleep 4-5 hours a day. I look forward a long long holiday....
@gunjanpri (602)
• India
14 Apr 09
It actually depends on person to person. An infant needs 16 to 20 hours sleep whereas the need of sleep decreases with advancement toward youth. Agains for old people, its necessary to take enough sleep. On an average a healthy person needs 6 hours' sleep atleast. Proper sleep is vital for a healthy mind and body. It relaxes our mind and body and keeps us fresh and energetic for the entire day. If you have a proper sleep, you canconcentrate your mind better to your other works, and perform very positively. To have a good sleep, we should fix our sleeping time. Its best if we sleep on regular sleeping time that is in nights because our metabolism suits best to it. However, for people who work in night shifts, they need to accomodate more sleeping hours in their routine, in order to compensate for the night hours
@parleg (52)
• India
20 Jan 09
Someone has said regarding this.. 6 hrs a Must, 7 hrs a Necessity and 8 hrs a Luxury!!!
15 Jan 09
for me i think 7-8 hours of sleep is recommended. Sleeping for too long or too short is not really good for health i think. Same goes to sleeping very late at night, for example 4 or 5 am which i always do. After i heard from someone that if i continue to live like that, my kidney will suffer form failure...not sure if it's true but nowadaya i tend to force myself to sleep at 12 or 1....
@UK_Shree (3604)
14 Jan 09
I agree with you, sleep is just as important as any fitness routine. It keeps our bodies healthy, as it gives us a chance to 're-charge'. I think the amount of sleep needed per day varies between individuals. However I believe that each of us need between 6-9 hours a day
@williamjisir (22909)
• China
11 Jan 09
sleeping soundly - I think that it is enough to sleep for about eight hours to have enough energy for the day's activities.
Hello friend, Abh. I think that it is enough to sleep for about eight hours to have enough energy for the day's activities. But usually I don't have that many hours' sleep as I sleep late in the evening at around 10:30 or 11:00p.m. I think that it is a bad habit for me to sleep that late. During holidays I sleep late and get up late.
@peavey (15379)
• United States
11 Jan 09
I agree that sleep is essential. One could even say critical, because the body uses that time to repair what stress and use have worn or hurt during the day. The mind also uses that time to heal and work through things. It's said that those who get too much sleep or those who don't get enough, lose contact with reality. That said, how much is enough depends on the individual. Some people need almost twice as much as others. If you have trouble waking up with an alarm clock, the chances are that you're not getting enough sleep.
@kaidi990 (16)
• China
10 Jan 09
At least 7 hours,especially for a person with busy job.Lack of sleep is detrimental to one's health.rencently .i haven't been able to get much sleep ,my bad mood was related to ……
@jaffna (778)
• India
10 Jan 09
As working people i feel that we should sleep atleast six hours of a day and it's a must for a healthy living
@webneton (134)
• China
10 Jan 09
In order to restore physical and labor as well as the promotion of children's physical and mental growth and development must ensure that sleep time.Normal sleep time should be the need to distinguish between age,newborn to sleep at least 20 hours a day,infant needs 14~15 hours,pre-school children 12 hours,10 hours primary and secondary school students,middle school students nine hours,as college students and adults need eight hours,the elderly because of slower metabolism,sleep needs 6 to 7 hours.
@fwidman (11519)
• United States
10 Jan 09
Every body is different and requires a different amount of sleep for health. Me, I need at least eight hours a day. Some people I know get six or even five hours every night and are in great shape
• Philippines
10 Jan 09
Well for me, 6 hours is enough sleep.I need to wake up early due to too many works and chores...