Some children, housewives, and the elderly sleep less at night. This is because healthy children’s bodies can produce the necessary energy for body function without sleep, whereas elderly people and housewives have no energy waste due to less physical activity at home and thus no need for energy production. As a result of these factors, their sleep duration decreases.
If you sleep less, it does not mean that your body is deficient; rather, it means that your body has enough energy or the ability to produce energy quickly. People who sleep less are healthier.
Sleeping patterns differ from person to person. The level of one’s physical and mental exertion determines how much sleep is necessary. But if you are wondering if a certain amount of sleep is required, the answer is yes. Every human being requires at least 5 hours of sleep per day. That is between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. as well.
There is no need to be concerned about inability to sleep well, insufficient sleep, or sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation may simply mean that your body requires less of it. As an example, consider myself. Years ago, I used to sleep for 9–10 hours at night and then for 2-3 hours during the day.
But now I only get 5-7 hours of sleep per night. Am I ill? No, my body and mind are now in better shape. My body and mind require only a few hours of sleep. So, if you are sleep deprived, your body may require less sleep, and you are healthy.
If you do not feel tired or have body pain when you wake up in the morning, your amount of sleep is sufficient for your body, even if you sleep less. Do not be afraid; your body knows exactly how much sleep it requires to keep you healthy.