We always hear that during sleep our body recovers energy for a new day, energy for your daily routine activities such as: study, work, sport, etc. But how long should we really sleep? We will present you a table which show how many hours you should sleep according to your ageand it is suggested by the doctors:
Here’s the new recommendations, based your age:
- 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
But not all follow these recommendations. Some people don’t even know that 8 hours of sleep is basically recommended. Did you know that depending on the age you need to sleep more or less? This is something that only few people knew, but today we are going to change that! Do you know why this is very important? Because there are risks of oversleeping and when you know these risks, you will care more about your sleeping hours.
The Dangers of Lack of Sleep
Lack of sleep is very dangerous because it can lead to numerous health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, etc. this is the main reason why you should change your habits if you have sleeping problems Below are 6 reasons why you should pay close attention to your sleeping habits:
1.) Affects Your Memory and Brain: Proper sleep is essential for cognitive health and it plays an important role in thinking and learning.
2.) Damage your skin: One night of poor sleep can induce tumescent eyes, dark circles under the eyes, and sallow skin immediately.
3.) Causes Depression: Lack of sleep is joined to depression. It leads to important modifications in brain neurotransmitter functioning, which is one of the reasons behind depression.
4.) Taking in weight: According to some expert, people who sleep less than seven hours a day are 30% more probably to be obese than those who get nine hours of sleep or more.
5.) Subverts or weakens your resistance: It can also impairment or damage your resistant system, which is designed to protect you from any contagions usual cold, flu and other sickness.
6.) Bad for your heart: Sleep plays a vital role in your body’s ability to heal and repair your blood vessels and heart.