We all know how important getting a good nights sleep is. It can make a big difference in your day. This article covers what recommended betimes are for all of us, based on age. I feel this would vary depending on what time you would need to be up.
Recommendations by Age
The National Sleep Foundation recommends the following:
- Newborns (0 to 3 months): Should average 14 to 17 hours of sleep a day, including naps.
- Infants (4 to 11 months): Should average 12 to 15 hours of sleep per day, including naps.
- Toddlers (12 to 35 months): Should average 11 to 14 hours, including naps.
- Preschoolers (3 to 5 years): Should average 10 to 13 hours per day.
- School-age children (6 to 13 years): Should average nine to 11 hours per day.
- Teenagers (14 to 17 years): Should average eight to 10 hours per day.
- Younger adults (18 to 25 years old): Should average seven to nine hours per day.
- Adults (26 to 64): Should average seven to nine hours per day.
- Older adults (age 65 and over): Should average seven to nine hours per day.
Despite age and sleep need, having a consistent wake time, even on the weekends, is important.
In the article above, the writer explains they tried to get up every morning at 5 a.m. for 30 days and offers tips for success.
1: Set a Wind-Down Routine
2. Prioritize quality sleep
3: Step Outside
2: Mental Health
3: Physical Health
Can’t sleep? read this article from NIH with 10 tips to beat insomnia.
Ms. Jenn Landers | Patient Advocate Alliance LLC Edited by Dr. Justin Groode