How many hours does a person ideally need to sleep

Sleep is an important component of a healthy lifestyle. Learn more about the optimal amount of sleep for a person

described in an article by the Turkish edition of Sabah.

In fact, depending on age, you need different amounts of sleep to stay healthy. However, in any case, an adult needs at least 7 hours of sleep every day.

As for other age categories, thenchildren aged zero to three months need 14-17 hours of sleep per day, from four to 12 months - 12-16 hours, from one to two years - 11-14 hours, three to five years - 10-13 hours, and 6-12 years old - 9-12 hours. Teenagers from 13 to 18 years old need at least 8-10 hours of sleep. Between the ages of 18 and 60, people should sleep for at least 7 hours every day, and a maximum of 9. After 60 years, the optimal duration of sleep is exactly the same: 7-9 hours daily.

If a person regularly sleeps less than 7 hours, thenthis can lead to obesity and weight gain, cardiovascular disease, stroke, depression, diabetes. Lack of sleep causes distraction, decreased performance, immunity, increased physical pain.

To make it easier to fall asleep, you can beforehow to go to bed, listen to soothing music, read a book. It is important to go to bed and get up at the same time. Exercise throughout the day, avoiding stressful situations, and avoiding gadgets in the bedroom can speed up and facilitate the process of falling asleep.

Source: Inosmi