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A latest research in the journal eLife has published a research led by researchers at the University of Calofornia San Diego School. As per the study the brain is busy while we sleep repeating what we learnt throughout the day . Sleep helps reorganize memories and present them in more efficient way. During sleep both old and new memories are constantly replayed. According to the American National Sleep foundation New born (0-3 mths ) require 14 to 17 hrs of sleep each day, infants (4-11months) require 12 To 15 hours of sleep each day. Toddlers ( 1-2 years) require 11 to 14 hours of sleep each day. Preschoolers (3 to 5) require 10 to 13 hours of sleep each day teenagers (14-17) requires 8-10 hours of sleep each day, younger adults (18-25) require 7 to 9 hours of sleep each day. Adults (26 to 64) require 7-9 hours of sleep each day and older adults (65 +) require 7 to 8 hours of sleep each day. However the above figure changes from person to person and no one number can fit everyone in that category.

Insomnia can give various symptoms. Sleep, memory and learning are connected. Studies have shown that sleep is critical for converting short term into long term memory a process known as memory consolidation. People who sleep less than seven hours at night are three times more likely to catch cold after getting exposed to cold causing virus than those who sleep eight hours. Insomnia can lead to obesity It can also lead to dehydration Helps precautions mentioned above will not only give you a sound sleep but also keep you healthy. Insomnia can lead to various symptoms and diseases mentioned below but a new study has reported that having less sleep as they age from 50 to 60 are more prone to develop Alzheimer's disease later in life.

Good Sleep prevents dark circles. Skin makes new collagen when you sleep which prevents sagging. Furthe4r your skin can focus on repairing itself while you sleep since it isn't fighting the sun and free radicals. Further body boosts blood flow to the skin when you sleep.

Drink plenty of water throughout the day, but not late at night. Use breathable cotton sheets and wash them regularly so they don't collect dust mites and bacteria. Avoid detergents with strong fragrance. Fixing bed time as far as possible can give you a sound sleep. Exercising in morning too can give you a sound sleep. Eat two hours before going to bed and avoid caffeinated drink post sunset for a good sleep. Stress too can disturb your sleep. An afternoon nap can boost happiness and improve behaviors and academic performance. Children with televisions in their bedrooms reported getting fewer minutes of sleep per weeknight. A latest research has concluded hot shower with temperature around 4- to 42 degrees at least 90 minutes before bedtime can give you a sound sleep.


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