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How many hours a person should sleep in a day

27-OCT-2017 15:38

    There is no doubt that sleeping is an essential part of our daily routine. This helps us to examine our entire health and prepares our body for daily work. Just like we need to charge our smart phones and laptops once a day, similarly a sound sleep recharges our body. According to the data outlined by the researchers, we end up one-third of our lives in sleep. So we should think seriously about our sleep.

    We need to take care our body for "good sleep" in every situation so that it helps to grow our age. Many of us may have felt that the night we get good sleep, the next day we feel more energetic and finish our work quickly. So a good sleep at night is extremely important for our body, but sadly, some people don't give it priority.
    sleeping hours for different age group
    In fact, we have become quite dependent on those external stimulants which inspire us to keep working despite the lack of sleep, and we feel that everything is going well in our lives. But from coffee to other exterior stimulants, works to break our natural sleep cycle. Apart from this, consumption of these beverages for a long time reduces our internal strength and stamina.

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    Although sleep period has been set differently for people of different age groups, but one thing that is common to all is that we need to give appropriate and sufficient time to rest ourselves. Apart from this, we should also keep in mind that our sleep time is different according to our lifestyle and health.

    Do you know that when we sleep less than 5 hours per day, it inadvertently affects our heart? Apart from this, if we sleep less than 7 hours then we become infected with diseases such as diabetes and obesity. So the easiest way to protect itself from these diseases is that we should take ample sleep according to our age.
    Based on various researches, Professor of Harvard University "Charles Seisler" and some experts and researchers have determined the essential hours of sleep for different age groups, which details are given below:

    Age Group

    Sleeping time

    Newborn baby (0-3 months)

    14 to 17 hours

    Infant (4-11 months)

    12 to 15 hours

    Children (1-2 years)

    11 to 14 hours

    Children (3-5 years)

    10 to 13 hours

    School going Children (6-13 years)

    9 to 11 hours

    Teens (14-17 years old)

    8 to 10 hours

    Youth (18-25 years)

    7 to 9 hours

    Adult (26-64 years)

    7 to 9 hours

    Senior Citizen (above 65 years)

    7 to 8 hours

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    Image source: National Sleep Foundation
    The National Sleep Foundation has also recommended the time of sleep mentioned above for different age groups. So, for better health, we should take sleep according to the schedule set by the National Sleep Foundation, that we able to refresh ourselves both physically and mentally.

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