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Learn how much sleep people of all ages need, from babies to adults


By Anas al-Banna

Sunday, December 31, 2023 at 08:00 p.m

prepare Healthy sleep It is important to maintain your health every night and ensure that your brain and all the organs of your body are functioning efficiently in the morning.

According to the website “Sleep Foundation“Adults need at least seven hours of sleep each night, while infants, toddlers and teenagers need more hours of sleep to grow and develop.”.

Recommended bedtimes by age

International recommendations say that a baby between the ages of 4 and 12 months needs several hours of sleep.12-16 1 hour (including sleep).

11 to 14 hours, including sleep, for a young child between one and two years of age.

Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 need 10 to 13 hours (including sleep).

School age 6 to 12 years requires 9 to 12 hours.

Teenagers need 8 to 10 hours.

Adults over 18 need 7 hours or more

No sleep recommendations are available for newborns because the sleep needs of this age group vary greatly from one baby to another.

Realizing that the ideal amount of sleep varies from person to person, some people need more or less sleep each night compared to the numbers and recommendations.

Tips for healthy sleep

– Improve your sleep hygiene, including sticking to the same sleep schedule every day, even on weekends

– Practice a relaxing routine before bed to help you fall asleep faster

– Choose the best, most supportive and comfortable mattress and equip it with the best pillows and furnishings .

– Reduce potential disturbances from light and sound while improving the temperature of your bedroom

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– Stay away from electronic devices like cell phones and laptops for half an hour or so before bed

– Carefully monitor your caffeine intake and avoid drinking it within hours of bedtime

– Consult a doctor if you suffer from severe daytime sleepiness, insomnia, leg cramps, snoring, or any other symptoms that prevent you from sleeping well.

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