The Wonder Called Sleep – NCERT Solutions

Q. What is the most obvious advantage of sleep?

Ans. The most obvious advantage of sleep is that it gives rest to our tired body. After a good sleep we become alert and active again for the day’s work.

Q. What happens to our body when we sleep?

Ans. When we sleep, our body gets much needed rest. Our muscles relax. Our heartbeat slows down. Our blood pressure also falls.

Q. Define a dream in your own words.

Ans. A dream is an activity of the mind that takes place when we are asleep.

Q. Why are dreams important? Mention two reasons.

Ans. Dreams are important for two reasons:

  1. They help us sleep in spite of noise and other disturbances.
  2. Some dreams provide a solution to certain problems.

Q. Why has sleep been called a wonder?

Ans. Sleep has been called a wonder because nobody knows for certain what brings about sleep. Secondly, it transports us to a strange land. It is the sweetest thing in the world. It is a sort of escape from reality.

Q. Describe briefly to the class an improbable dream you have ever had.

Ans. I had a very funny, and uncommon dream last night. I saw two bulls locking their horns in the street. They fought fiercely. The people kept at a safe distance. One of the bulls fell to the ground. The other began to goad him with its horns. I kept a watch on their activities for a while. When I noticed the fallen animal in serious trouble, I intervened. I fired the air gun. It raised a thundering sound. Then I shouted to the bull to stop fighting. It left its victim and walked away.

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