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How much sleep should I get daily?

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September 6th, 2020 8:12pm
The recommended amount of sleep to get daily would be 7-8 hours of sleep. This is the answer I have seen in textbooks and online. 8 hours of sleep is the best option but 7 is also seen as acceptable. If you are having trouble sleeping talk to your doctor and also try meditation, relaxation, massages and possibly herbal therapy but consult your doctor before trying any herbs or over the counter drugs. This is necessary because some herbs or drugs can interact with ones that you are already taking or it is possible that you might be allergic to some of these options.
September 10th, 2020 10:32pm
Personal I think the amount of sleep you should get daily is based on age and how much sleep your body needs to be able to function properly. 8 hours is probably a good start to determine if you need more or less hours. If you wake up way before the alarm goes off then it will tell you that it is to long. If you wake up late then you know that you need more than 8 hours. And of course if you wake up with your alarm and are in a good mood or in other words feel refreshed like you had a great amount of sleep try 8 hours for a few more days and if you are feeling a little more tired than usual add a hour.
September 13th, 2020 11:19am
It depends on your body type and how you feel according to your daily routine. Someone who is more physically active each day, may require more or less sleep than others. A person who is injured or sick may need much more sleep than someone who is healthy. If you sleep for 6 hours, and do not feel like you have energy the following day, you may need to increase the amount of sleep you are taking. The average statistical healthy amount of sleep per night is around 8 hours, however some people need more than 8 hours and other people need less. You can keep a sleep log to monitor your sleep cycles each night and how you feel the next day, or there are many apps and watches you can use and wear that help monitor your sleep patterns. The answer to this question is a personal one. It's up to you to observe, record, and learn how much sleep per night is best for you and your daily performance levels.
September 16th, 2020 3:18am
It depends on your personal needs! The general recommended number is 8 hours, but if your body or mind have a lot to take care of, you might find yourself needing more. Sleep as much as your body asks you to; especially if you're a teenager, you may need more than 8 hours a night. If you can't get yourself to sleep, just lying in bed with your eyes closed and the lights off for a few hours will help your body and brain tremendously. It's all about getting physical rest.
September 17th, 2020 7:35pm
On average you should be getting roughly 7.5 to 9 hours of sleep daily. Everyone's bodies are different, so some operate optimally on 9 while some operate best on 7.5, but that is within the range that you should be aiming for. You might know that studies have shown that your sleep can affect everything from your mental health (mood etc) to cognitive functions (like remembering what someone said, or recalling answers for a test or presentation), and keeping your body working properly and firing on all cylinders. As someone who lives with a sleep disorder of sleep apnea, I know first hand how it feels when you're getting awesome sleep, and when you're getting sub par or terrible sleep, and have learned so much along the way. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about sleep and good sleep hygiene like night time routines, bedtime anxiety, and more. You've got this, friend
September 18th, 2020 10:00am
The amount of sleep someone needs varies from person to person. Generally an adult needs between 7-9 hours sleep per night. However, this can depend on lifestyle, physical and mental health problems, and other factors. If you feel tired (and its not due to a physical deficiency or health condition) you might need more sleep. Tiredness can also be a symptom of mental health conditions (such as depression) so addressing these might help with tiredness and sleep. If you feel you are not getting enough sleep or are having difficulties with sleeping you could try various things such as mindfulness, aromatherapy or meditation. Please see a GP or other medical professional if you have concerns about your sleeping habits.
September 24th, 2020 6:28am
It depends on your age and biorhythm. If you are very young which I assume you are not it' about 8-10h, but since you are probably around the age of 15-25 studies show that 8h- 10h are ideal. Be careful not to oversleep as it will make you more tired than sleeping for 8h. It also depends on your lifestyle, if you exercise every day or more than 3 times a week then it is probably a bit more than 8h but if you are not 8 hours would be ideal. Sleeping for less than 8h will rise your stress and so you cortisol levels, causing a hormonal disbalance.
September 26th, 2020 9:51am
For adults I would say no less than 7 hours (some say 6 but I do think that is very little to have full energy) and for teenagers probably no less than 8, but this always is different depending on the person. Some people may need 9 hours or 10, you can try experimenting and seeing with how many hours, if itd be 6,7,8,9 or more or less, youd need to have good energy on the next day. Also for good sleep a consistent sleep schedule would be good; always going to bed the same time and waking up the same time can be beneficial.
October 11th, 2020 3:06pm
Infants (ages 0-3 months) need 14-17 hours a day. Infants (ages 4-11 months) need 12-15 hours a day Toddlers (ages 1-2 years) need about 11-14 hours a day. Preschool children (ages 3-5) need 10-13 hours a day. School-age children (ages 6-13) need 9-11 hours a day. Teenagers (ages 14-17) need about 8-10 hours each day. Most adults need 7 to 9 hours, although some people may need as few as 6 hours or as many as 10 hours of sleep each day. Older adults (ages 65 and older) need 7-8 hours of sleep each day. Women in the first 3 months of pregnancy often need several more hours of sleep than usual. But experts say that if you feel drowsy during the day, even during boring activities, you haven't had enough sleep.
November 1st, 2020 5:16am
"The average amount of sleep that teenagers get is between 7 and 7 ¼ hours. However, they need between 9 and 9 ½ hours and While sleep requirements vary slightly from person to person, most healthy adults need seven to nine hours of sleep per night to function at their best. Children and teens need even more. And despite the notion that our sleep needs decrease with age, most older people still need at least seven hours of sleep." so all in all you need about 9 hours of sleep as a teen and just about 7 to 9 as an adult.
November 19th, 2020 6:30am
7- 9 hours of sleep is a must ! It's not just getting the right "amount" of sleep, sleeping at the right time is also very important. We should always be reminded that sleeping in the day is completely different from sleeping at night where we often reach the period of "deep sleep". Only then can our mood boost, and our minds a little more clear. Sleeping in the day is not so relevant because of the adjustment that our body has to compromise to sleep in the day where there is light. It'll make it harder for us to sleep at night as well. We can roughly only achieve a what we call "REM" sleep and that's not good enough for us to go on with our day. Make sure you get some sound sleep and take care!
November 21st, 2020 1:36am
Usually You need 7 to 8 hours a day. Maybe more if you are physically tired, for example after intense workouts. The amount of sleep affects your performance on the next day. It also reflects your situation. If you are sleeping less, perhaps you are busy or you have something on your mind all the time. If you are sleeping more, you may need to understand why. It could be a healthy condition. It could also be a symptom of you being upset. The habit and the pattern matter as well. Smartphones, things in daytime, exercise and your mind could be something to start with if you have sleep problem and want to know why.
November 21st, 2020 5:30am
I always recommend sleeping 8 hours a day, so that we can have a better performance during the day, if we have problems at bedtime it is never a bad option to have a glass of hot milk or listen to our favorite music to calm down, I do not recommend taking naps during the day, since that makes us have problems sleeping at night, if we have more serious problems it is never a bad idea to visit a specialist, so that he can prescribe sleeping pills or against migraines and insomnia, sleep is very important Since it makes us look fabolus, it helps in our development, it makes our skin more beautiful and in the same way it helps us keep our mental health in balance
November 21st, 2020 6:11am
I will suppose you are a teenager or an adult, I think a minimum of 6 hours of sleep and a good sleep of 8 - 9 hours. When I say 6 hours , it means the time when you are sleeping and not the time when you go to bed and when you wake up. If you go to bed on 11 pm and fall asleep on 12:30 am and wake up around 6 :00 am, then it is a sleep of 5 and a half hours and not 7 hours. If you wake up in between or you have sleeping problems then I suppose you are not sleeping enough. Try to increase the time then. So make sure you go early to bed and rise up early and maintain a daily routine. Take care ☺
November 21st, 2020 4:13pm
As long as you feel refreshed when you wake up in the morning, thats when you will know you had a good night sleep. Ideal is to go to sleep and wake up at the same time. Everyone's needs differ. Some may go by with just 6-7 hours of sleep, and some may need minimum 7-8 hours. How would you make sure you get enough sleep every night? Would you try to be active, eat light healthy dinner, listen to a calming music? Choice is yours. You can look at your timetable, priorities and needs for the next day so you can plan bed time ahead.
December 11th, 2020 4:10pm
According to experts the amount of sleep you should get varies depending on your age. For teenagers between 14 to 17 years old the average is 8 to 10 hours since they are still growing. For younger adults 18 to 64 years old the range is between 7 to 9 hours . Older Adults 65+ years old should get between 7 or 8 hours of sleep. Keep in mind that this is an average number, some people may need as few as 6 hours or as much as 10 hours every day. So as long as you are close you your age range and feel well rested after waking up you should be fine :)
January 14th, 2021 2:47pm
Most adults need 7 to 9 hours, although some people may need as few as 6 hours or as many as 10 hours of sleep each day. The amount of sleep a person needs goes up if they’ve missed sleep in previous days. If you don’t have enough, you’ll have a "sleep debt," which is much like being overdrawn at a bank. Eventually, your body will demand that you start to repay the debt. We don't really adapt to getting less sleep than we need. We may get used to a schedule that keeps us from getting enough sleep, but our judgment, reaction time, and other functions will still be off.
January 28th, 2021 12:32am
Everyone's sleep rhythm is different, but you should aim to get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep if you are an adult, and around 9 hours if you are an adolescent. If you are having trouble sleeping enough, try going to bed around the same time each night. Staying active during the day, and avoiding or limiting naps can also help you sleep better. Stress, medical conditions, caffeine, and medications can also affect your ability to sleep. As you probably know, sleep quality affects your overall health, energy level, and mood. But it also affects your memory, heart health, productivity, and exercise performance! Good luck with your sleep!
January 31st, 2021 3:12pm
8 hours a day is what most doctors suggest. However, everyone is different and some people will need more or less than this to feel well-rested and able to function well. Teenagers also generally need more sleep because of the energy they expend growing. With this in mind it's not unusal for teenagers to feel tired more often, and to want to sleep for longer. It's important to get as much sleep as you feel you need in order to wake up refreshed. However, if this feels like an unusual amount it might be useful to consider going to the doctor to address any underlying issues.
February 17th, 2021 12:59am
Well, it really differs from an age category to another, like if you are a teen the average is from 8-10 hours at night consecutively, a young adult should get from 7-9 hours and same goes for adult between age 26-64 years. These ranges are confirmed by the National Sleep Foundation and that's what's state in their guidelines as far as I am concerned. As it is believed that this amount of hours of sleep could really help your mind and body to give them some rest, so upon you knowing the average you should sleep daily, you could reflect to yourself how hours you actually get to sleep and try step by step to reach to the suitable amount of sleep you need. Hope that helped a bit.
February 24th, 2021 7:37pm
Every person is different and has different needs. A person's need for sleep can also fluctuate or vary during their lifetime. That being said, the general consensus regarding how much sleep is healthy on a daily basis is at least 6 to 8 hours. Aside from the quantity of sleep, the quality of sleep is also important. If upon waking, you do not feel well-rested, you may not have had a good quality of sleep. Several sleep hygiene techniques exist which may improve sleep quality, such as eliminating use of electronics while in bed, or eliminating light from the room.
March 3rd, 2021 2:29am
As I myself follow max. of 8 hours of sleep on resting days and mostly working days take sleep minimum of 5 hours. It depends on how your schedule is. Some people rest more and work less and vice-versa. It depends on how much your capacity of working hours and resting hours. And one should have healthy life pattern so one can have sound sleep. And you can feel fresh after waking up from sound sleep. And you may continue to have this sleep pattern and you can change as per your schedule. But a good sleep should be between 5 to 8 hours. I hope you get it.
March 11th, 2021 8:52pm
Set a consistent sleep schedule. Go to bed at the same time and wake up at the same time. Create regular bedtime rituals. Do the same thing every night before bedtime, like take a warm bath, read or listen to music. Your pre-sleep activity should be relaxing so your body knows when it’s time to go to sleep. Get regular exercise. Make sure you exercise at least two hours before bedtime though, or it may be difficult to fall asleep. Keep a healthy diet. Meals just before bedtime may make it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep. But, a small snack just before bedtime tends to promote sleep. Limit caffeine and avoid nicotine. Caffeine and nicotine are stimulants that interfere with sleep. Regular users also may experience withdrawal symptoms at night, leading to restless sleep. Limit caffeine intake to less than two servings per day, and don’t drink after noon. Tobacco users who break the habit usually are able to fall asleep faster and sleep better once withdrawal symptoms subside. Avoid alcohol. Alcohol is a sedative that slows brain activity. While it may induce sleep, it interferes with sleep during the night, causing you to wake up frequently and have nightmares. It’s best to not drink alcohol four to six hours before bedtime. Keep naps short. During the day, you build up a “sleep debt” that helps you fall asleep at night. Naps during the day pay off that debt, interfering with your night sleep. If you need to nap, limit it to less than 30 minutes. Use your bedroom for sleep only. Don’t eat or watch TV in bed. Don’t use electronics – laptops, cellphones or tablets – in bed. Make sure your bedroom is dark, quiet and cool. If you use it only for sleep, you’ll associate your bedroom with sleeping rather than activity or stress.
April 17th, 2021 4:38pm
The average recommended time is 7-9 hours. It may vary depending on your age, as well as other factors. Young children and adolescents need higher amounts of sleep (at least 8-10 hours daily) to facilitate their growth. Although, as a teen myself I can understand how hard it can be sometimes to get the required amount of sleep - what with school, extra-curricular activities, and social and family obligations. But, in my experience it's important to prioritize your sleep. We all have different sleep and rest requirements so it's important to pay attention to your body. If you feel healthy and active after say 6-8 hours of sleep then you don't have to extend it longer. Conversely, if you feel tired even after 8-9 hours of sleep at night, maybe you can consider taking short afternoon naps.
April 29th, 2021 7:42am
We spend about a third of our lives sleeping, so you've asked an important question. Most adults need 7 to 8 hours of good quality sleep on a regular schedule each night. Make changes to your routine if you can't find enough time to sleep. Getting enough sleep isn’t only about total hours of sleep. It’s also important to get good quality sleep on a regular schedule so you feel rested when you wake up. If you often have trouble sleeping – or if you often still feel tired after sleeping – talk with your doctor. It's important to get enough sleep. Sleep helps keep your mind and body healthy.
May 12th, 2021 9:21pm
How much exact sleep a person needs to "function" properly can vary from person to person. A healthy adult person undergoes approximately 4-7 sleeping cycles per night with each cycle taking 70-120 minutes. That means there might be a few "rare cases" of people that function perfectly fine with 5 hours sleep a night and other rare, yet healthy ones needing 12 hours, at least every once a while. The average of those is 8,5 hours and that's why experts usually suggest 8-9 hours per night to be on the safe side where it will still be considered healthy if you have a few hours more or less sometimes. Functioning here refers to for example focus and attention span but a lack of sleep can also for example weaken your immune system. We need sleep to recharge our system and to proceed all the information our brain gets during the day, for example by dreaming which mainly happens in the REM (rapid eye movement) phase.
May 14th, 2021 2:19pm
Atleast 8-7 hours of sleep daily. If can't manage to do it in go then you could try dividing it into 4 hours during the day and 4 hours at night. You could also try taking naps whenever you get time if you couldn't get enough sleep at all. But it's only recommended when you can't find the time at all as the 8-7 hours sleep at night is the ideal way. It keeps you in good health, boosts your immune system, digests your food properly, keeps you in good shape, and helps with your mental health too. I hope you found it Helpful!
May 19th, 2021 12:33pm
The amount of sleep you get should depend on you as a person. Each person needs a varied amount of sleep based on numerous factors ranging from age to the conditions of a person. By looking into the amount of sleep that you need based on your characteristics, you can ensure that you get enough sleep. On average, each person should get around 8 hours of sleep, so aiming towards this would be helpful. With the hectic and busy lives that people run nowadays, it might be difficult to get enough sleep, but I think it is important that you strive towards reaching this.
May 30th, 2021 8:35pm
It varies from person to person! There are some people who function alright with around 7 hours of sleep, and others who require more than 9 hours of sleep to really feel well-rested. It's important to not only consider the length of time that you are sleeping, but also the quality of sleep you're getting. If you are sleeping 8 hours on a nightly basis but still feeling exhausted, it could be that your quality of sleep is poor, and you would be better off shifting your sleep schedule slightly. There are plenty of people who are self-proclaimed "night-owls" or "early birds", but there are also people who do well waking up early and then taking a nap later on. Try to experiment to figure out what works best for you!
June 9th, 2021 3:17am
A normal amount of sleep ranges from 7-9 hours a day. However, it all depends on your age and other health factors you might be experiencing. There are a lot of resources to get more accurate information on this online. Overall, make sure to feel rested and to try to monitor time, especially at night. Your body requires rest and needs a break from constantly harvesting and using energy throughout the daytime. To sleep better, you can always try meditation, reading, practicing mindfulness, or just doing some activities to relieve stress. I really hope this helps- stay healthy and safe!