Not only do you need a sufficient number of hours of sleep, but they have to be continual hours of sleep!
Sleep is a process that takes time and if you disrupt that process, there’s a price to pay.
Continuous episodes of sleep are important for memory and learning. The results of this research made me wonder about those with sleep apnea, chronic insomnia and of course, new mothers who aren’t getting continuous sleep.
They cobble together a few hours here and there and then say, “Why do I feel so bad? I got 7 hours of sleep”, but it was interrupted sleep and didn’t benefit them.
The longer this sleep pattern goes on, the more impaired people become. Struggling with memory will cause frustration and temper blow-ups will go on to cause problems with relationships. It’s a dangerous cycle and needs to be addressed.
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