According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults need 7-9 hours of sleep every night.
The new recommendations summary include:
“Younger adults (18-25): Sleep range is 7-9 hours (new age category)
Adults (26-64): Sleep range did not change and remains 7-9 hours
Older adults (65+): Sleep range is 7-8 hours (new age category)’’
“This is the first time that any professional organization has developed age-specific recommended sleep duration based on a rigorous, systematic review of the world scientific literature relating sleep duration to health, performance and safety,” said Charles A.
Czeisler, PhD, MD, chairman of the board of the National Sleep Foundation, chief of sleep and circadian disorders at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Baldino Professor of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School.
“The National Sleep Foundation is providing these scientifically grounded guidelines on the amount of sleep we need each night to improve the sleep health of the millions of individuals and parents who rely on us for this information.”
Insufficient sleep has an effect on us emotionally and physically. All parents know that after the arrival of their baby, they have to compromise with their sleeping schedule. But it lasts only until the child is too young to sleep on their own.
When the kids grow older, parents don’t need to put them to sleep.
But what if you get to know that you are going to get a poorer quality of sleep for about 6 years after the baby is born?
According to research, mothers sleep on average one hour less than before during the first 3 months of having a baby. But fathers sleep more than their wives and only lose around 15 minutes of night rest.
After 6 years of the child’s birth, mothers sleep 20 minutes less and fathers are still on the same routine of losing 15 minutes of their night rest.
The lack of sleep can cause different critical issues and affects your health too. New parents should avoid having caffeine intake, reduce exposure to the bright screens of cell phones or TVs near them to get healthy sleep.