In the article below, we are going to present you a chart of how much sleep an individual should get per night, according to their age. Sleep is one of the most important processes our body performs in order to regenerate the muscles, energize our body and prepare us both physically and mentally overall for the upcoming day.
If a person is lacking sleep, not only will they experience fatigue and chronic tiredness, but they will also start experiencing health complications such as diabetes and obesity as well as mental issues such as forgetfulness, depression, sadness, anger and other.
According to scientific research and studies, the recommended hours of sleep for every age are:
- Newborns (from 0-3 months) 14-17 hours
- Babies (from 4 to 11 months) 12-15 hours
- Children (from 1-2 years) 11-14 hours
- Preschool (from 3-5 years) 10-13 hours
- School age (from 6-13 years) 7-9 hours
- Teens (from 14-17 years) 7-9 hours
- Youth (from 18-25 years) 7-9 hours
- Adults (from 26-64 years) 7-9 hours
- Seniors (over the age of 65) 7-8 hours
These numbers can also vary depending on weight, health and other factors, but all in all, the numbers are close.
The two main reasons for sleep problems are:
Stress and technology play enormous parts in today’s society, especially for people with fast-paced lifestyles who don’t exercise and consume junk food on regular basis. Also, thanks to the technology that surrounds us and emits blue light, our body cannot produce melatonin and help the body sleep.