The Effects Of Sleep On Our Lives

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Research Paper Abstract: What is sleep in our lives for? Sleep is something that every single living thing on the planet has been proven to need. Whether it is a tiny bacteria organism or a gorilla, all of them need it, but what is really awkward is how scientists are yet to discover the reason for why it is needed. Theories have scratched the surface that it is for the brain to do “jobs,” that the body is restoring it’s own energy, or that maybe our body just loves it too much to not have it! As scientists all over the world continue to hypothesize and take studies, but what mainly sticks out into the eyes of those scientists is how bodies react to sleep deprivation or oversleeping. To tackle this question myself, I have kept records on…show more content…
Through my research, I have found studies and articles on what people have theorized and evaluated in the lab room to make a conclusion of my own. Sleep is important and shouldn’t be taken lightly, especially because what goes on in the brain is so awesome it’s still inconclusive. Looking at things logically, our body needs sleep. This can easily be proven by the fact that our organs stop working if you miss 10 days of sleep compared to the 14 days it takes starvation to kill you, and how not eating food with have us lose all of its nutrients, shows it’s obviously an important thing. And then the feeling of a good night’s sleep gives us that refreshing feeling, but that is just the basics and it scratches the surface for scientists when they try to look into the brain and find out why we must sleep every night. So far, it’s only one thing that all scientists can come to a conclusion on, and that is the fact that they themselves do not know why we sleep even after the fact that they have been studying it for years on end now. So to dig a bit deeper, what is going on inside of our brain when we sleep? Well, when we are sleeping, there are two phases, and those can be stated by Graham Lawton in his cover story, “rapid eye movement sleep (REM), when the eyes flick from side to side, the brain is very active and most dreaming occurs, and non-REM, which is a deeper
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