Night owls

New studies have revealed that sleep patterns of human beings have drastically decreased over the past few decades.
New Age Xtra had asked readers about their daily sleep patterns and what activities or practices are hindering them from sleeping more.

Sidratul Moontaha Mitul

I usually sleep between five to six hours, if I do not have classes the next day. I go to sleep quite late into the night since I’m on the internet a lot (facebook/viber/whatsapp/websites). Only on holidays, I sleep between eight to nine hours. I guess browsing on the internet or watching movies/series influences my sleeping patterns a lot.




Musa Sohan

According to the National Institutes of Health, the average adult sleeps less than seven hours per night. In today’s fast-paced society, six or seven hours of sleep may sound pretty good. In reality, though, it’s a recipe for chronic sleep deprivation. I usually sleep between five to six hours per day. I sleep less than six hours because I spend more time to study, browse the internet, watch movies and do other things.



Kawsar Ahmed Robin

We sleep for a third of our lives. So if a human being lives for 90 years, he or she would have slept 30 years from this duration. Time has become a major preoccupation in this modern era and although sleep is important, some people view it as a waste of time. A large majority still realise that sleep is necessary to recharge, restore and refresh. But in my perspective, I cannot accept the fact that I will end up losing a large chunk of my life sleeping. Six hours of sleep is enough for a healthy life. I enjoy six hours of sleep and after that I seem to have enough time to read a book, watch a movie and so on.

Nazmul Ahasan

For me, anything less than eight hours is not a sound sleep. I try to sleep as much as I can. But one can not always have a sound sleep. Yes, I do sleep less than six hours, at times. In such cases, surfing the internet – more specifically facebook, blogging; watching movies or TV series; and preparing for next day’s classes take up my time thus disrupting my normal sleep patterns.




Rakibul Alam Rabby

Usually I sleep between five to six hours. Sometimes I sleep less than six hours due to studies, internet browsing and other activities. When I get a holiday, I usually sleep longer hours in order to recover the previous days’ sleep. But I do not think this practice helps. But humans, like all animals, need sleep, along with food, water and oxygen, to survive. For us, sleep is a vital indicator of overall health and well-being.

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