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How much sleep do I need?
We all know that sleep is important. Considering that we spend up to one-third of our lives sleeping, it is relevant to know just how much sleep we need each night in to fully recover and thrive.
The National Sleep Foundation has recently revised how many hours it recommends by age group:
- Newborns (0-3 months): 14-17 hours each day (previously it was 12-18)
- Infants (4-11 months): 12-15 hours (previously it was 14-15)
- Toddlers (1-2 years): 11-14 hours (previously it was 12-14)
- Preschoolers (3-5): 10-13 hours (previously it was 11-13)
- School-age children (6-13): 9-11 hours (previously it was 10-11)
- Teenagers (14-17): 8-10 hours (previously it was 8.5-9.5)
- Younger adults (18-25): 7-9 hours (new age category)
- Adults (26-64): 7-9 hours
- Older adults (65+): 7-8 hours (new age category)
Assess your sleep quality
Of course, many factors play into how much sleep we need to be at our best. Not only is it important to get...
Alcohol and Sleep: What You Need to Know
A “nightcap” refers to an alcoholic drink taken before bedtime. It is thought to have evolved from the use of the same word for a hat worn to keep the head warm while sleeping. Most people don’t wear hats to bed anymore, but according to the National Sleep Foundation, alcohol as a sleep aid remains somewhat popular. Up to 20% of Americans use a drink at night to help them fall asleep.
Light box therapy for jet-lag
Jet lag is defined as a “condition characterized by various psychological and physiological effects (such as fatigue and irritability). Jet-lag occurs following a long flight through several time zones and results from disruption of circadian rhythms in the human body.
Why Worry about Sleep Deprivation Among Students?
Students are often sleep-deprived. This is a major issue because lack of sleep affects learning negatively. In this article, we'll look at some striking statistics about sleep and academic performance and what can be done to improve sleep health among college students.