Everyone’s life is full of many activities to do such as working, studying, eating, playing, cooking, watching T.V and other various activities. So that, there are some people who are trying to sleep as little as possible to be able to achieve their other activities. There are many things which could seem to be more interesting than getting a few more hours of sleep, but just as exercise and nutrition are so essential for optimal health and happiness, so is sleep. The quality of your waking life, your mental sharpness, productivity, emotional balance, creativity, physical vitality, and even your weight; all of these are affected by the quality of your sleep. There is not any other activity that gives so many benefits with so little effort. You have to know that sleep requirements vary slightly from one person to another, most healthy adults need between seven and a half to nine hours of sleep per night to function at their best.
So, Do You Know How Many Hours Of Sleep You Need? The answer differs according to your age, as the number of hours which a child need a day differs from the number of hours which an adult need. Here are a list of the average sleep needs according to ages:
- The average sleep needs:
- For newborn to 2 months old: 12:18 hours.
- For children from 3 months to one year old: 14:15 hours,
- From 1:3 years: 12:14 hours,
- From 3:5 years: 11:13 hours,
- From 5:12 years: 10:11 hours,
- From 12:18 years: 8.5:10 hours.
- For the adults(+18): 7.5:9 hours.
According to the National Institutes of Health, the average adult sleeps less than seven hours per night. In today’s fast-paced society, six or seven hours of sleep may sound pretty good. In reality, though, it’s a recipe for chronic sleep deprivation.