Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
Question: What is sleep?
Answer: Sleep is a natural periodic state of rest for the mind and body. Regular intervals of sleep are necessary for health. - 119
Question: What happens to the body during sleep?
Answer: During sleep, there is a decrease in bodily movement. The muscles relax, and the eyes usually close. The pulse is slower, and respiratory movements fewer in number but more profound. - 120
Question: What happens to the mind during sleep?
Answer: During sleep, consciousness is lost, dreams may occur, and memory is reorganized. - 121
Question: How much sleep is required?
Answer: The amount and periodicity of sleep in humans vary with age, with infants sleeping frequently for shorter periods, and mature adults sleeping for longer uninterrupted periods. Eight hours of sleep each night is recommended. A short afternoon nap can also be helpful. - 122
Question: What if you get too much sleep?
Answer: If you are sleeping too much, you will not accomplish much, and will tend to be poor. - 123