Norms sleep - Napoleonic and medical

A dream to some extent, it is even more important for the body than the food. Tend to twist the reader mocking smile and ask: "what scale you can take to determine what is more important?" However, it will be nothing ironic about it. Libra there. These weights may simply be the number of days that a person can live without food and sleep. The skeptic will not rest and will ask, who of scientists with proper care conducted such mappings. The answer is simple: they spent life, most inventive and cruel experimenter. The experience of living without food is an experience of shipwrecks. Two months 60 days, worn man on the ocean on a fragment of the wreck of the vessel. Met saving the ship, raised the poor traveller on Board - he is alive and has all chances to be back. Experience life without a dream is a Chinese penalty. In ancient China, was killed by deprivation of sleep; the legend says that more than 10 days no one to live could not. Skeptic, naturally, they shall tremble: "do you think you can compare such disparate things - the boundless sea air with the hope of salvation and the stale stench of a prison cell with the coming of imminent death?" What is the prison experiences with life without food. It is enough to remember the hunger strike announced in prison Ulster Irish fighters for civil rights. These people brought the hunger strike to the end; they lived 57-58 days, i.e., too, about two months. Then sleep for a man is more important than food. Several decades ago the experiments with the use of tagged atoms showed that nutrients entering the body with meal, digested nerve cells mainly in the dream state. Probably, not without reason arose French proverb: "Quidormmange" (who sleeps, he has dinner). These were the words in the novel by A. Dumas-father "Three Musketeers" d'artagnan sends to sleep his servant Board when he asks for money for lunch. The owner, who was sitting without a penny, he replies: "Go to sleep. Who sleeps, he goes to dine.
If sleep is so important, what are the norms of the duration of sleep? Napoleon, sleeping 4 hours a day, established in jest, such rules: soldier - 5 hours, scientist - 6, the woman - 7, fool - 8. Modern medicine audit Napoleonic rules of sleep. There are two points of view.
The doctors believe that all adults, irrespective of the level of development of their minds, the average rate is 7-8 hours per day. Of course, this is average, there are large variations in both parties. There is, for example, people who need to sleep 9 hours (here sleepy wheel will turn 6 times). On the contrary, there are people that could have a much shorter duration of sleep. Peter I slept 5 hours, and the famous American inventor Edison - just 2 hours a day (there was, apparently, only two cycles, and maybe the only one). Is it because he is so much nazareta in my long life that his working day lasted for 18-20 hours? However, regardless of individual variation, every person should know his personal normal bedtime and stick to it. In other words, from the point of view of the doctors, got to sleep satisfied, if desired. Of course, if you want to sleep 15 hours a day, it is necessary to consult a physician. Within the same from 2 to 9 hours it is necessary to listen to the wishes of his body and to satisfy them.
There are, however, different point of view. Some modern specialists, in-depth study the problem of the dream, believe that nature has bestowed upon us by the excessive desire to sleep, and without prejudice to force myself to reduce the sleep up to 4-5 hours a day.
I think, however, that as yet it would be premature to take these ideas on Board and widely introduced in practice. If the experience of a generation of enthusiastic volunteers will show that people with the need to sleep 7-8 hours, reconstructed twice on less sleep duration and has lived not less than their friends, having preserved former habits, also lived a healthy, I give up. This practical experience is not, and I believe that before his savings should stick to the opinion of the old classics of medicine and sleep as much as you want. Of course, the nature of something, for example along the lines of this instinctas an appetite, we obviously have reinsured. In this respect, it was absolutely necessary. Why, however, it is nature to develop in animals excessive need for sleep? Biological value it could not have had, except that little would reduce the need for food. Practical advice that you can give readers a traditional: to sustain their personal normal sleep, trusting the wishes of the body. We assume that he knows better. Prolonged sleep deprivation is a misdemeanor in front of your health, but it is Given to us only once! So, the first rule sleep hygiene - sleeping enough.
The second rule - dinner hour and a half or two before bedtime and not too profusely. To stop food for 5-6 hours of sleep and go to bed hungry too irrational. Please lie down and not on an empty and not filled stomach. Neither the desire nor the rapid digestive activity will not interfere with the rest of the brain.
A third request - a walk before going to sleep in the fresh air. It will soothe the brain, prepare him to rest.
Fourth, what can you recommend, is to sleep in a well ventilated room that the brain was receiving enough oxygen. There are people all year round sleep with open window. Here is and tempering of the organism.
Finally, the fifth recommendation sleep hygiene is clearly observe the regime, always go at the same time. In the presence of a moving three-shift work schedule in each of the three options regime should be clearly worked out and carefully executed sleep schedule.