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How much energy do you consume while sleeping?
The amount of energy spent depends on body mass, physical fitness, age, quality and quantity of sleep, and sleep environment. Those who weigh more typically consume more calories while sleeping. However, not every 180lb person will use the same amount of energy.
Why do humans need to sleep?
Taken that humans are warm-blooded, they, just like other warm-blooded animals, need a significant amount of energy to retain body temperature and keep the important body functions running. For example, although small, our brains use 20% of our total energy. Sleeping helps us 鈥榬echarge鈥?and retain the valuable energy.
How does sleep affect your energy?
Sleeping helps us 鈥榬echarge鈥?and retain the valuable energy. During sleep, our energy expenditure levels decrease by 5-10% 鈥?metabolism slows down, body temperature decreases, heart rate and breathing also slow down. On the other hand, cold-blooded animals require significantly less sleep time, making this theory plausible.
Does non-REM sleep use more energy?
Non-REM sleep requires significantly less energy. However, we do spend a lower amount of energy while sleeping than we do during wakefulness. Even simply lying in bed awake takes up more energy than sleeping, but not every person consumes the same amount of energy 鈥?it depends on a number of factors.