Your age tells you how much sleep you really need … Look how long you have to sleep for!

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You really have to sleep for that long!

Sleeping is very important; when you sleep, your body has the chance to really relax. If we do not sleep and stay awake forever, then our brain can no longer function. So it is very important to take that wonderful nap!

We need sleep to be able to perform cognitive tasks well, such as speaking, remembering things and thinking in an innovative and flexible way. Sleep therefore plays a very important role in the functioning of our brains. If we do not sleep, then there is a serious effect on the parts in our brains that control language, memory, planning and time; these parts of the brain are then switched off. It is very important to sleep and to sleep long enough. But how long would we really need to sleep for?

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