Saturday, 1 October 2016

How Many Hours You Need to Sleep According to Your Age?


Sleeping is crucial for every vital function of your body and mind.
We are getting old day by day. Time flies fast and that really makes me down sometimes.
Anyway, we need to live every day in full speed and achieve more in our lives.
We can’t do that without getting some sleep. When I was “young and wild” I always thought of sleeping like it is lost time.

The amount and quality of sleep we get determine how well we will do through the day and how productive we’ll be.

Quality sleep is crucial for every person. Especially for those who are dealing with chronic diseases and pain management issues.

When it comes to sleeping, there is always this one question.

How many hours I need to sleep if I am .. old?

The amount of sleep an individual need is personal. Someone sleeps 4 hours a night and still manages to complete tasks through the day successfully.

Not so long ago, I’ve read an article saying that successful people need only 6 hours of sleep to function 110%.
I sleep 7 hours during weekdays and 7 hours and 30 minutes on weekends. I found this working for me and I hold on to that habit.

How much do you sleep?

The infographic you will see below has been revealed by the National Institute of Sleep and it reflects on a 24-hour period.

Keep in mind that this is the total sleep you get during a 24-hour period. So, if you took a 30-minute nap, that counts, too!

From what you’ve seen on the infographic, where do you stand?

Did this show that you are а sleep deficient?

I have a few symptoms that are most common in sleep deficient people.

      Not productive during the day
      Overweight or gaining weight
      Caffeine is needed to live through the day
      Sleepy when driving

How to prepare yourself for a good night sleep?

In some of my past posts, I discovered my habit before going to bed. A good book. Always a good book. That’s what I need. My library is really huge and I can’t stop buying new books.
Other things you can do are:

      Stay within your schedule
      Develop a bedtime routine
      Exercise every day
      Make sure your mattress and pillow suits you
      Turn off the TV
      Avoid alcohol or caffeine before bedtime

There you have it. A little knowledge before bedtime never harmed anybody.