Why sleep is important...

@eileenleyva (10964)
Philippines
September 11, 2009 2:31am CST
Just had a conversation with old friends. One of the topics that we delve seriously upon is the presence of cancer on so many people we know. My friend simply dismissed the disease as a result of lack or sleep or erroneous way of sleeping. He contends that sleep is what makes the body recover from exhaustion or fatigue. If one does not sleep, the body couldn't recover. What do you think?
7 responses
• India
6 Oct 09
sleep is absolutely necessary .in fact if i do not take full sleep for a few days i feel my mental faculties have slowed down .i would find difficulty in understanding and reacting to things.sleep rejuvenates your body and helps speed up the repair system.
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@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
7 Oct 09
Yup. Regular sleep is a must.
• Philippines
6 Oct 09
Sleep is very important becasue it makes your immune system high. If you have enough sleep you feel rested, energetic and healthy. Sleep can also makes you look younger because with enough sleep you have beautiful skin, healthy skin.
@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
7 Oct 09
I keep forgetting that good sleep rejuvenates the skin. I will do that. Thanks for the reminder.
@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
20 Sep 09
Hey, Well I think that sleep is actually quite important, mainly because it helps us to recharge our batteries. If you don't get enough sleep, your brain will not be able to concentrate that well, and you will have trouble staying awake. Make sure you have a good day, Happy Lotting!!
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@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
Yup. For me, vertigo sets in. Have a good day, too.
@iamsolucky (1243)
• Philippines
12 Sep 09
Hi there and smile! Getting a good night's sleep is very important for the body and for the mind. Many adults suffer from either lack of sleep, or lack of 'quality sleep'. We need about 7-8 hours of sleep each night for our mind and body to function at it's best. The immune system can be severely impacted by lack of sleep. White blood cells (the soldiers of the body) are decreased and the body is therefore more susceptible to illness. Studies in rats showed that while they normally live 2-3 years on average, the sleep-deprived ones lived only about 3 weeks. In addition, the rats showed sores on their bodies that the normal rats did not have. While the rat/human comparison may seem a bit extreme, it does demonstrate the potential impact that sleep deprivation can have on the immune system. Happy mylotting and smile always!
@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
12 Sep 09
Wow! That is just about the most academic analysis I have ever received on mylot. Thank you for that thorough response. I will relate your explanation to my two girls who seem to be taking sleep for granted this time of the semester.
• Philippines
11 Sep 09
sleep is very important for me. if i get a goodnight's sleep, i can usually start my day right. i have more energy to work. i am not easily fatigued.
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@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
11 Sep 09
True. I second the motion.
• Philippines
11 Sep 09
cancer is too broad and complex a disease to be prevented by the simple act of sleeping. what about kids who have no other tasks to do but that and still develop cancers such as leukemia?
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@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
11 Sep 09
Very good contention. Probably the genes is of the matter, too. My daughter visited a cancer hospital for children recently and there was a toddler fighting for her life.
@med889 (5958)
11 Sep 09
Sleep is very essential for the body as the body gets tired the whole day by doing chores or work so it is necessary to have a break which is the night and the day for some to sleep in order to gain back the energy for the next day.
@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
11 Sep 09
I do agree with you.