The Ideal Sleep Schedule By Age

While there are a lot of people out there who will be amongst the first to tell you that they are getting enough sleep, the reality is that they are probably lying or simply misinformed.  The majority of us do not get the amount of sleep that we need to be in good health, and it can have serious impacts on our day to day lives, especially in our overall wellness.  Did you know that your sleep can also impact your happiness?  Making sure that you are getting the right amount of sleep for your age and development bracket is critical to protecting your health, overall wellness and your happiness.

Most of us know that infants require more sleep than, say, teenagers, but have you ever really put the time or effort into figuring out what that difference is and how it compares to other life stages in terms of sleep?  To help demystify it for you for good, here is what you need to know about sleeping.

Most people don’t realize that there is so much of a range when you look at the age groups.  Those without babies don’t realize that newborns sleep as much as they do.

When you are looking at what the chart above actually means, it comes down to understanding what lack of sleep means.  If a school-aged child, for example, is getting below 10 hours of sleep a night on a regular basis, it may impact them long-term.  They won’t be able to focus in school, causing their grades to drop.  They may not be hungry, so they won’t getting enough vitamins or minerals.  This can make them sick and unable to sleep.  It can be a never-ending cycle, and it can kick in at any age.  Even more, a reason to make sure the people in your life are sleeping their own respective number of hours as recommended per age group.

            With all of this in mind, you should be able to move toward getting the recommended amount of sleep per age group so that you and everyone you love can transform into the best versions of themselves possible by enjoying a quality night’s rest.  Sleep is an integral part of your health, so make sure that you and those around you give it the attention it deserves.  This chart will help you to do just that.

One Comment

  1. AnyaClark

    I’m definitely not getting enough sleep! And shame on me because I know better. I always make sure my children are in bed at a set time but I never hold myself to the same standard.

    It’s something I’m trying to work on… But there’s never enough time in a day, is there?

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