flymetothemoon
3 years ago10,000+ Views
How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?
Some of us feel in the best shape when we get a solid 8 hours of sleep, while some only need 6. The duration of sleep has never been exactly narrowed down (we hear that we should sleep somewhere between 6-9 hours...) until now!! The National Sleep Foundation (yes, that exists) called together a panel of experts to check that our information on sleep is accurate and up to date. The panel of sleep experts from organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Geriatrics Society, the American Psychiatric Association and the Society for Research in Human Development, all participated in the review. From the massive research that was done, the experts changed the existing sleep duration recommendations as shown below: Newborns (0-3 months): 14-17 hours Infants (4-11 months): 12-15 hours Toddlers (1-2 years): 11-14 hours Preschoolers (3-5): 10-13 hours School-Age Children (6-13): 9-11 hours Teenagers (14-17): 8-10 hours Young Adults (18-25): 7-9 hours Adults (26-64): 7-9 hours Older Adults (65+): 7-8 hours It's not an exact science, but its a start. Scientists will continue to narrow down the optimal sleeping time for our health, but for now these recommendations are the closest we've come! If you're getting enough sleep and feel pretty good, keep it up. But if you're meeting your age group's recommended range and waking up groggy, you might want to look into your sleeping conditions. If it's more than just not being a morning person, you should consider talking to a doctor. If you are sleeping less than the recommended amount, try changing your bed time and morning alarm to give yourself more time to catch some Zzzs. Sweet dreams everyone!
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Oh my goodness I don't remember when I slept for so long.
3 years ago·Reply
Sounds like I need to start taking more naps haha I have trouble sleeping 7 hours straight through
3 years ago·Reply
8-9 hrs sleep with good dreams is necessary I think!
3 years ago·Reply
it only takes 90 minutes to get a full sleep cycle ... I've read it somewhere and I took it as my guide, seriously and it works for me :)
3 years ago·Reply
hmm do I should be getting 8-10 hours but I usually get about 6 looks like I should start going to bed earlier!
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