How much sleep should I get daily?

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Aryore
June 22nd, 2016 8:46am
It depends on how much sleep will have you fully rested, it is usually around 6-10 hours a day. If you wake up feeling refreshed and energised, then you've slept the right amount of time :) however if you have any sleeping problems that may reduce the quality of your sleep then you may not feel rested even when you've slept long enough.
NaturalScience
June 26th, 2016 9:39pm
This depends on your metabolism, environment, age, health, and activity level. Most people do well with about 8 hours of sleep. As we get older, we may require less sleep. Over-sleeping and under-sleeping can leave us groggy. Experiment. Keep a log of when you go to bed, when you wake up, and how you feel. And if you just hiked 12 miles that day, sleeping extra is necessary! Recharge your body. After a good night of sleep, you should (as the Zen master tells us) be able to "cast off your sheets and jump out of bed as though you were on fire!"
Natalie04
July 1st, 2016 5:48am
If you are a teenager, 8-10 is the recommended amount of sleep you should get at night. As an adult, 7-9 hours is the recommended amount of sleep.
compassionateSunshine38
August 5th, 2016 6:09pm
Sleeping right time is the most important thing ..we must sleep atleast 6hours that too at the right time
petitebrise
July 2nd, 2016 5:43am
The general recommended amount of sleep is 8 hours every evening. Different age groups sometimes require less or more. You can always find out what personally works for you. The best way to do this is to track how many hours you sleep every night for a month. At the beginning of the day, write down how many hours you slept. Before going to bed at the end of the day, write down how your energy level was during the day and if you noticed any side effects (headaches, fatigue, couldn't focus, etc). At the end of the month, look at what days you had the LEAST side effects and felt the MOST energetic, and find out how many hours of sleep you recorded the night before. There's your magic number!
OaklandHarleyCoffee
July 13th, 2016 4:36pm
On average, a person should get around eight hours of sleep daily. This doesn't include laying there awake, or just sitting in bed. If you don't get around eight hours of sleep it can make you grouchy, tired and un happy. Sleep is important!
Missionmagic101
August 6th, 2016 12:09am
You should get at least eight hours of sleep a day but the important is that when you wake up you feel well rested and feel like you have enough energy to enjoy your day.
Anonymous
July 13th, 2017 9:22am
Newborns (0-3 months ): Sleep range narrowed to 14-17 hours each day Infants (4-11 months): Sleep range widened two hours to 12-15 hours Toddlers (1-2 years): Sleep range widened by one hour to 11-14 hours Preschoolers (3-5): Sleep range widened by one hour to 10-13 hours School age children (6-13): Sleep range widened by one hour to 9-11 hours Teenagers(14-17): Sleep range widened by one hour to 8-10 hours Younger adults (18-25): Sleep range is 7-9 hours Adults (26-64): Sleep range did not change and remains 7-9 hours Older adults (65+): Sleep range is 7-8 hours
PrettyCupcake00
February 28th, 2018 9:25am
Hey love! It actually varies on the quality of sleep but a normal human being should get 8 hours of sleep daily!
lime9226
May 9th, 2018 5:46pm
Around 7-9 Hours of sleep, a night for the average person should be good for you! But it can depend on your age!
RainbowConnection74
May 19th, 2018 11:49pm
It differs from person to person, but usually between 7 and 9 hours is best for improving mood and concentration during the day
BooksHugsandTea6370
June 27th, 2018 5:22am
Hey, this is a great question! It shows you know that sleep is important for your body and your brain :) Unfortunately there is not a 'one size fits all' sort of answer for this question. How much sleep you need can depend on many things, like your age or your activity level during the day. Also consider things like your individual internal clock. A friend of mine wakes up at almost exactly 5:00am pretty much every day - without an alarm clock! :O Then there are other factors like, if you are on medications or if they have side effects of sleepiness. Other things to consider are how well you slept last night and your average for the last week. There are so many things to think about! This is a very good question to talk about with your doctor, psychiatrist, or therapist. For of course, they'd know you and your situation better than I do. Maybe a *very* simple answer would be, hey if you're tired, get some sleep :) or even take a nap. A good nap length is 20 - 60 minutes. Regarding naps, my doctor said naps are just fine, but "Set and alarm, and get up!" :)
adrianam09
June 22nd, 2016 10:28pm
Sleep is a big part of how your feeling. Typically, 8-10 hours; but if you feel you need more, go for it!
adaydreamer
June 24th, 2016 4:50am
At least 7 hours but that depends on your age. Sleeping to 5-8 cycles is the ideal to a perfect night of sleep.
Vins10
June 24th, 2016 9:43pm
At least 7 hours a day you should sleep. But how much sleep do you need is up to you body.
phasmophobia
June 25th, 2016 7:23pm
The amount of sleep you need depends on your age, body, and lifestyle; however the National Sleep Foundation recommends teenagers get 8-10 hours of sleep a day, and adults get 7-9.
Anonymous
June 25th, 2016 9:45pm
I think that you should get about 7-9 hours of sleep daily, to make sure that you're ready and energized for the next day!
Anonymous
June 25th, 2016 11:14pm
They say that the human body needs about 10 hours of sleep to function correctly. But most people can't sleep ten hours, so I would say 8 since that's about what I get daily.
GTpeace777
June 29th, 2016 9:21pm
7 to 8 hours of sleep is highly recommended, both the body and mind need sleep to recuperate and help us to function at our best when we are awake.
MPuffin
June 30th, 2016 8:06pm
7-8 hours is normally what is said to be the right amount of time but it is mainly to do with your activity and yourself as a person
HopieRemi
July 1st, 2016 10:30am
The amount of sleep you get really depends on you. What types of things do you do during the day and how much energy do you spend? The usual requirement is 8 to 12 hours, but some people can survive on less and some people like a little bit more.
Anonymous
July 3rd, 2016 4:29am
I think 7-8 hours is a must, if you want to function your best. Some people continue to sleep beyond 8 hours, that will eventually lead to be waking up more groggy and tired. As the day progresses your sleepiness will wear off, however if you are to feel a slump in the afternoon again(which you will, most probably), try to take a 15-20 power nap, it'll really boost your. The answer I gave is based a scientifically researched video by asap science. Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVQlcxiQlzI
BlackcatDM3
July 3rd, 2016 5:19am
On average, you should be getting eight hours of sleep,, seven is fine, so is nine, but the healthiest is eight.
Anonymous
July 3rd, 2016 11:05pm
As much as you feel you need. There is no right or wrong answer to this question. I have narcolepsy and sleep alot during bouts of it yet always feel tired. If your tired during the day naps aren't a bad thing. And try to refrain from driving if your excessively tired. Also if you sleep alot you should see a sleep doctor,there's no harm in it.
awesomeSoul33
July 8th, 2016 9:39pm
according to extensive research; 7-9 hours is optimum for your concentration, mood, and overall performance :)
BrandiListens
July 10th, 2016 6:47am
An adult needs 6-9 hours of continuous sleep for healthy functioning. Continuous being the main word to pay attention to. Four hours here, two hours there isn't cutting it.
Anonymous
July 14th, 2016 8:47pm
About 6-8 hours. Really it varies as someone people can survive just on 6 hours sleep a day while others can only survive on 8 hours a day.
HelpWisely
July 15th, 2016 12:47pm
6-7 hours is recommended so that your body and mind will get enough time to rest and be rejuvenated.
bubblykat
July 16th, 2016 5:17pm
I would say this all depends on your body clock. Most adults need 7-9 hours to feel refreshed for the day.
Anonymous
July 17th, 2016 4:43pm
Sleep requirements differ from person to person, on an average a person need to sleep 6 to 7.5 hours per night to function properly!