|Sleep, What Is It?
When you lay down to bed at night, close your eyes, and loose conciseness, you
fall asleep. Sleep is an everyday event, every human, every animal does it on a routine
basis. There are many questions concerning sleep. This paper will try to answer three of
them. Why do we sleep, at what routine do we sleep, and what happens to us when we
There are several theories as to why we sleep. Some believe it’s a “time out” to
recuperate, remove wastes from muscles, repair cells or recover abilities lost during the
day. However wastes are removed without sleep with just a couple of minutes of rest.
People who don’t sleep for 48 hours don’t need 16 hours to “catch up” all they need is
one good nights sleep. Some believe sleep conserves energy, once it provided safety from
predators in a secluded space. However we lose consciousness which would make us
vulnerable to attacks from predators. Or maybe it serves...