Saturday, May 25, 2013
Wake Up to Better Sleep
But is there a "magic number" of hours of sleep? Not really -- it depends on factors such as your age and lifestyle. Experts seem to agree that seven to nine hours is acceptable for most adults, and children need about 10-14, depending on their age. Teenagers seem to need about nine hours, but the tricky part is that their sleep/wake schedules don't seem to mesh. Teens are inclined to stay up late but must wake early for school, which can contribute to poor school performance. At any age, however, establishing a consistent sleep schedule in which you go to sleep at the same time each night and wake at the same time each morning can prevent sleep-related health problems and help you make it through the day successfully.