Are You Getting Enough Sleep?
Better sleep for better health!
Side Effects Of Sleep Deprivation
If you don't get enough sleep, your sleep deprivation may lead to side effects such as mood swings, finding it hard to get along with others, difficulty concentrating, lower standardized test scores, and skin problems.
How Much Sleep is Enough?
Now, you may ask yourself, "How much sleep should I get?" Teens (ages 10-17) need 8.5-9.25 hours of sleep every night. However, the amounts of sleep differ from age group to age group.
Newborns need 12-18 hours; infants need 14-15 hours; toddlers need 12-14; preschoolers need 11-13; school-age children need 10-11; and adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per night.
What if You Have Trouble Sleeping?
Many things can contribute to you not getting enough sleep. If you have trouble falling and/or staying asleep, some of these things may help you: having a set sleep schedule so you fall asleep and wake up at the same times every day; keeping your room cool, quiet, and dark; and not exercising within 3 hours of your bedtime.
What If You Stopped Sleeping?