Sleep, something we all need but can never really seem to get enough. Even though we feel like we don’t get enough feel, how much sleep do we really need? Today, we are going to look over the different age groups and find out how much sleep you really do need. The results that we present to you may be shocking.
Sleep need vary across ages and are especially impacted by lifestyle and health. In order to determine how much sleep you need, it’s very important to factor in the amount of stress that your job or life entails, your workout schedule, and the recommended amount of sleep you should be getting. In order for you to be refreshed in the morning, you should factor in all of these variables and look at the overall picture.
According to the National Sleep Foundation a newborns (0 – 2 Months) recommended amount of sleep should be about 12 to 18 hours. The main reason for this is of course because of their state of growing. For infants (3 – 11 Months), they should get about 14 to 15 hours of sleep a night. Toddlers (1 – 3 years) should get around 12 to 14 hours of sleep. These three young groups should get the most amount of sleep. The reasons are simple, as you might figure out, that children are in the developmental state and need larger amounts of sleep.
The next four groups need the least amount of sleep because the age groups start to get out of the developmental state. Preschoolers in the age group of 3 to five years need about 11 to 13 hours of sleep. Children that in the school age of the years 5 to 10 need about 10 to 11 hours. Teenagers, who we believe get too much sleep, should get about 8 and one half hours to 9 and one half hours. Now we get to the final group with the adult who should get around 7 to 9 hours of sleep.
Even with the amount of research that we have done as to how much sleep you really need, everyone is different and there are many factors that come into play. Stress is a major factor that should be factored into your sleep schedule. The reason for stress being a major factor is due to the toll it takes on your body. Those who workout at the gym should get more sleep due to the recovery process. In order for your muscles to recover, you should get more sleep.
In conclusion, we basically learned that everyone is different and require different amounts of sleep. As we have learned, many factors come into play with each individual. If you still wake up tired after taking into account all of these factors, we strongly recommend that you seek some advice from your local doctor. After all, waking up everyday feeling drained is no way to live.