Wednesday, May 14, 2014

This Is What Can Happen When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

How much sleep does a person need in a day? It appears as though 8 hours a night is the common number most of us think we need in order to get a restful sleep. To get a bit more specific, the Sleep Foundation suggests the following in terms of how much sleep one might need.

Babies – 12 – 18 hrs
Infants (3 – 11 mos.) – 14 – 15 hrs
Toddlers (1 – 3 yrs) – 12 – 14 hrs
Preschoolers (3 – 5 yrs) – 11 – 13 hrs
School Age Kids (5 – 10 yrs) – 10 – 11 hrs
Teens (11 – 17) – 8.5 – 9.5 hrs
Adults (18+) – 7 – 9 hrs

But the amount of sleep you might need can also be individual. Some people may only need 6 or 7 hours while others need  more. I believe that the amount of sleep and rest you need can also be a factor to your diet and level of overall health. It can also be a  factor of how well you are sleeping or what types of sleep patterns you are using. If you are interested, you can check out more on sleep patterns and more on how long you should be napping for if you are a napper.

So let’s get to it, what happens to us when we don’t get enough sleep? Check out the infographic below.

SleepDeprivation

For the rest of the story: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/05/13/this-is-what-can-happen-when-you-dont-get-enough-sleep/

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