As is well known, having a good rest is essential to enjoy good health. The hours of sleep we need will depend on our age
Sleep is something we need to feel our best, start the day with a
adequate rest It directly influences having slept correctly.
Have you ever wondered,
how long should we really invest in our dream?
does not exist a precise number of hours at night that can guarantee us that when you get up in the morning you are totally refreshed. But what is recommended, depending on your age and lifestyle, is probably within a certain range.
Several sleep experts from the
National Sleep Foundationan American non-profit research institute based in Arlington, Virginia, published several
general recommendations depending on each age.
This research makes it clear how fundamental sleep is at any age, it strengthens and charges the body system and empowers the mind, but
dohow many hours do we need to get these benefits?
Recommended sleep time by age range
For a newborn (0 to 3 months), they recommend between 14 and 17 hours of sleep.
A child (4-11 months) between 12-15 hours.
A small child (1-2 years) between 11 and 14 hours.
Preschool (3-5 years) between 10 and 13 hours.
Children of school age (6-13 years), the recommended time is between 9 and 11 hours.
For a teenager (14-17 years old) between 8 and 10 hours.
The young adult (18-25 years), you recommend between 7 and 9 hours.
For an adult (26-64 years old) between 7 and 9 hours.
It is recommended that these hours of sleep are fulfilled so that the next objective is to plan the
How to improve our rest?
To start this sleep hygiene we must respect
the same schedule every day, including weekends. we can choose
a good mattress convenient and comfortable, as well as making
exercises or a relaxing routine before going to bed, breathing exercises, yoga, pilates... Control or avoid the consumption of
caffeine and alcohol before going to sleep and of course,
disconnect mobile devices and computers before going to bed.
The not getting enough sleep at night can usually cause drowsiness diurnal, fatigue, state of depression and tiredness throughout the day. The sleep quality matterand with some recommendations you can reach the hours you need.
Fortunately, we can improve our sleep habits and generally increase both the quantity and quality of rest.