Sleep being a vital part in our daily lives is considered a source of food or energy for our brain and bodies. During sleep, various body function and brain activities take place. Lack of sleep can be extremely harmful in many situations, for instance driving while on limited hours of sleep. You can look bad, perform poorly, and feel moody when under limited hours of sleep. Sleepiness makes it difficult for relationships to develop, especially with family and friends; it could also harm your scores on school exams, on the court or the field.
A brain that is hungry for sleep will tend to always get it, even when you don’t expect it. It is proven that almost 100,00 cars crash every year are due to lack of sleep. Teens need about 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night to function best. Most teens do not get enough sleep — one study found that only 15% reported sleeping 8 1/2 hours on school nights. Teens tend to have irregular sleep patterns across the week — they typically stay up late and sleep in late on the weekends, which can affect their biological clocks and hurt the quality of their sleep.
By Omar Eleshmawi