Sleep. What’s Enough?

Most adults sleep at 12mn and wake up at about 630am or 7am. Or, they sleep at 2am, and wake up at 8 or 9 am… With an average of 6-7 hours of sleep, we get to work and carry out our daily activities.

Children between 12-18 years old will need 8.5-10 hours sleep. For those 18 years and above will need at least 7.5-9 hours of sleep. How would you know if the amount of sleep is enough?

Well, when you wake up and go along your usual work/routine, start to assess how you feel – are you feeling tired? Sleepy? Hungry? Sluggish? At what time? What did you need to do to perk yourself up again?

Once you know which duration of sleep works for you, stick with it. Ensure you do not oversleep by 30mins or an hour. Snoozes can cause you more harm than good in this case.

Everyone is different in their sleep needs to perform at optimal levels. If you have a friend who sleeps for only 5 hours whereas you need 8, that’s perfectly alright. Just as long as they have proper nutrition and happy with their daily performance!

How many hours do you sleep folks?

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Posted on August 26, 2013, in LIfestyle. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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