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Why Do We Need Sleep?

Why do we need sleep? Well sleep benefits you and I in many ways. For one it actually helps your immune system’s function. Other ways it helps is with your metabolism, memory, learning, and other vital functions. How many hours of sleep do we need? Well, 3-6 year olds need about 10-12 hours a day. 7-12 year olds need about 10-11 hours. 12-18 year olds need about 8-9 hours a day. If you noticed, you don’t need as much sleep as you get older. With teenagers, it’s because their teenager social pressure conspires against the proper amount of sleep.

Being disturbed while sleeping can result in you not being able to process something you learned. When having a good night’s sleep, it will allow you to process what you had learned better. When you don’t get enough sleep, you can’t focus as well as someone who did get enough sleep. So make sure you get enough sleep to stay at your best.

Today’s featured Kids Corner blogger is Kaila, age 11

Posted in Sleep & Insomnia | January 18th, 2015 | 0 Comments

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