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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)
Access 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...
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.
Hydrogen Therapy for Muscle Recovery
Hydrogen is the lightest of all gasses. Research shows that drinking, bathing in, or inhaling hydrogen-enriched solutions has profound anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiapoptotic effects. For these reasons, many athletes see a potential in using hydrogen to improve recovery. With technologies for hydrogen therapy becoming more readily available, we can expect to see more sports teams employing it in their training routines shortly.
Molecular Hydrogen easily explained
Molecular hydrogen therapy consists of either inhaling, drinking, or bathing in hydrogen-enriched water. A saline solution containing hydrogen can also be injected into the body, though this is not very common. Despite its huge potential as a restorative aide, so far hydrogen therapy has received relatively little attention in the West. Here we provide a reader-friendly overview of what molecular hydrogen therapy is and how it works.