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  • Stephen Diya Nigeria during sleep we experience a fall in body temperature and metabolic rate which indicates that the body is conserving energy rather than restoring or rejuvenating itself.
    2015-01-19 14:01:15

  • Amrita Bhagan Trinidad and Tobago According to the restorative theory, we need sleep for physical growth and repair of the body.The survival theory of sleep suggests that sleep serves as a protective behaviour where the organism is inactive at the most dangerous time of the day
    2015-01-19 14:01:45

  • Uwenni Henry Johnbull Nigeria Sleep are ment for survival & restorations, that is established.
    2015-01-16 09:01:26

  • Mukesh Setia India survival theory is quite unclear
    2015-01-14 08:01:59

  • OLATUNJI Femi Nigeria The restorative theory and survival theory were better explained here. Thanks for this.
    2015-01-10 06:01:22

  • Nelson Torh United States of America Psychologists suggest that there are two theories of sleep. The restorative theory and the survival theory.
    2015-01-04 22:01:38

  • Mathew Emmanuel Nigeria Two popular theories of purpose of sleep by psychologist are: Restorative and Survival theory, however restorative theory states we need sleep for physical growth and repair of the body, while the survival theory of sleep suggest that sleep serves as protective behaviour where the organism is inactive at the most dangerous of the day.
    2014-12-27 10:12:10

  • Steven Mcdonald Australia The last of area of study is extremely interesting, as there seems to be no confirmed reason for “why we sleep”. For instance in the restorative theory, scientists have confirmed that active people sleep longer, however it doesn’t necessarily mean that inactive people sleep less. Further the survival theory suggests that sleep has is an evolutionary developed that helped humans survive during the most dangerous time of the day (night). Again arguments against this, are fairly obvious – this makes humans more vulnerable to attack.
    2014-12-26 07:12:30

  • Ki Ki Pakistan Best is 8 hours. Rest is up to you... either you want best to be best On regular basis you should not take 3,5 hours sleep. It will impact on your future badly then you would required one pill some time many pills to sleep :( It is better to take 8 hours sleep and it will become your habit too and you would not required any sleeping pills.
    2014-12-23 07:12:27

  • Heather Fenske United States of America Two main purposes of sleep are survival and restoration.
    2014-12-21 13:12:37

  • Sheikh Mariam Bangladesh The survival theory of sleep suggests that sleep serves as a protective behaviour where the organism is inactive at the most dangerous time of the day.
    2014-12-20 12:12:22

  • Gupta Ashok India Sleep acts as a restoration and survival functions. When asleep most of our cell gets repaired and muscles regain strength after relaxation by getting rid of unwanted material. Sleep for Survival must dates back or predators who were aware of dangers in the night and when the body was week and mind not so alter to protect themselves.
    2014-12-19 12:12:53

  • Shamily Joseph India A sound sleep and proper relaxation helps a human to be healthy by his mind.
    2014-12-16 08:12:29

  • Dominic Musyoka Kenya By restorative theory-does it mean those who get enough sleep daily live longer and donot age due to repairs?
    2014-12-09 07:12:33

  • Dominic Musyoka Kenya i believe both theories hold i have heard this since long.lack of it will also alter consciousness.
    2014-12-09 07:12:22

  • Penelope Chandler United Kingdom Sleep is required for the conscious brain to process and convert to long-term memory
    2014-11-26 19:11:04

  • Mohammed Musa Nigeria does the rat and other animals become vulnerable by deprived from sleep?
    2014-11-06 06:11:27

  • Emmanuel Omuya Kenya Sleeping is a necessary for growth and well-being.
    2014-10-29 14:10:50

  • Shaun Markworth United States of America RIGHT ON AGREE WITH ALL OF YOU
    2014-10-27 16:10:59

  • Diane Nicholson United States of America The record for longest person going with out sleep is 18 days, the record holder reported hallucinations, paranoia, blurred vision, slurred speech & memory & concentration lapse.
    2014-10-08 04:10:58

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