A large epidemic affecting approximately one in two Americans, according
to a Gallup survey, is sleeping difficulty. This difficulty can come in one of
many different forms. Problems falling asleep, grogginess after sufficient
amounts of sleep, or waking suddenly and not being able to fall back asleep are
the most common of the problems that occur in Americans. I shall explain in my
report, the importance of sleep, differences in types of sleep, the approximate ³
reccomended daily amount² of sleep, variables that may affect sleep, and some
simple tips to aide you in attaining effective slumber.
Why, exactly is sleep necessary? Sleep is more than a period of rest
for the brain, in fact, it is just the opposite. As you sleep, your body
repairs itself, and your psyche repairs itself, also. According to the Gallup
poll, people who don¹t have problems sleeping, are able to cope with problems
easier, concentrate better, an...