We are growing older every day and the time flies quick. We are leaving fast lifestyle and always tend to achieve more. Quality sleep allows us to finish our objectives and achieve our goals every day. Sleeping is very important for our body and mind. Our effectiveness depends from the amount and quality of sleep.
We all need quality sleep, particularly those who suffer from chronic diseases and pain management issues.
“How many hours I need to sleep if I’m old?”- This question troubles many people when it comes to sleeping.
The answer is not the same for everyone. Some people can be effective with only 4 hours of sleep during the night.
Averagely, we need 6 hours of sleep of sleep to function 110%.
How much do you sleep ?
The National Institute of Sleep came up with this infographic. According to this infographic we can see how much sleep we need. This is the total sleep we get during the 24-hour period. Even an half an hour nap is counting!
Take a look at the infographic and find out if you are sleeping enough.
The most common symptoms in sleep deficient people:
- Gaining more weight or overweight
- Less productive during the day
- Sleepy while driving
- Cravings for caffeine
There is another important question too. How to prepare yourself for a good night’s sleep? Reading book is the right thing. Other useful things are:
- Have a bedtime routine
- Stick up to your schedule
- The mattress and pillow should suit you
- Have an exercise everyday
- Don’t consume alcohol or caffeine before sleeping
- Forget about the TV