- More than 95% of adults need between 7.5 to 9 hours of sleeps every night in order to avoid sleep deprivation and perform at peak level?
- According to research, sleep is necessary for memory consolidation?
- The key memory-enhancing activity occurs during the deepest stages of sleep?.
There is significant difference between the amount of sleep you need to get by and the amount you need to function at peak performance. Even skimping on a few hours makes a difference!
Insufficient sleep can affect your memory, creativity, problem-solving abilities, and critical thinking skills
But sleep is critical to learning and memory in an even more fundamental way. According to research, sleep is necessary for memory consolidation, as the key memory-enhancing activity occurrs during the deepest stages of sleep
3 keys To Have a Good Sleep
1 Get a consistent sleep routine
Sleep at the same time every night and wake at the same time each morning. Do not to ignore the routine despite holidays or weekends
2 Stay away from screens
The blue light emitted by TVs, tablets, phones, and computers keep you awake and suppress hormones such as melatonin that make you sleepy. It is recommended to avoid all forms of screen an hour before sleep
Limit caffeine Intake:
Note that caffeine has different effects on people. For some a cup of coffee may interrupt their sleep at night. If you find yourself in this category, then you are highly sensitive, hence try reducing your intake or cut it out entirely if you suspect it keeps you awake.