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How Much Sleep Does the Body Need?

How Much Sleep Does the Body Need?

Sleep is very important for any human body.

But do you know how much sleep you need by age and other factors?

It is important to understand more about how much sleep the body needs  find recommendations that work for you. Otherwise, you won’t feel better and more energized the next morning.

Some so many women seem to have a lack of sleep or poor sleep that has various negative effects. Some have no idea what is the minimum amount of sleep needed for brain function, and they have very negative sleeping habits like up to four hours per night when they finally fall asleep.

National Sleep Foundation gives some solid guidelines that should help better to understand the sleeping length and other aspects that your body will be thankful.

Sleep the Body needs by age
  • Newborns (0-3 months): 14-17 h per day
  • Infants (4-11 months): 12-15 h
  • Toddlers (1-2 years): 11-14 h
  • Preschoolers (3-5 years): 11-13 h
  • School-age children (6-13): 10-11 h
  • Teenagers (14-17): 8-10 h
  • Younger adults (15-25): 7-9 h
  • Adults (26-64): 7-9 h
  • Older adults (65+): 7-8 h

Each might need assessment to understand better how much sleep is enough. But it is also important that sleep would be a priority. Many things preoccupy our daily lives that someone might need a real lifestyle change. Poor night’s sleep won’t give anything and can make the day after very unproductive.

healthy sleep tips
  • Make a sleep schedule and stick to it (also on weekends!)
  • Exercise
  • Have your bedtime ritual
  • Get comfortable sleeping necessities (pillows, blankets, mattresses)
  • Don’t use electronics before bed
  • Avoid unhealthy eating and drinking that interrupt sleep (alcohol, caffeine, etc.)

Bad sleeping habits can result not only in sleepiness that many people have experienced on certain days, but also tingling, difficulty breathing during sleep, leg cramps, insomnia, and other unpleasant problems.

You can also read more about how to make sleep better in the previous article here. Your sleep is more important than other activities that can wait. Your health will benefit in a long-term. Some might need additional supplements like Balance Cellular Phytonutrient Protein that helps with stress level management, metabolism, and antioxidant activity. Once you find what is wrong with the body, you can also improve the ability to sleep and get enough of it. The body will have many good benefits from it, and you will feel much better without taking more coffee and having unhealthy foods choices as a hope to gain more energy in the daytime.


[1] HOW MUCH SLEEP DO WE REALLY NEED? Accessed from: https://sleepfoundation.org/how-sleep-works/how-much-sleep-do-we-really-need/page/0/

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Chen is a Functional Nutrition expert consultant,  leading authority on weight management, women’s health and gluten sensitivity. She is a clinician, public speaker, educator and Amazon Best Seller author of “What If Gluten Free Is Not Enough – The Balanced Diet”. Chen uses Functional Nutrition to help you find answers to the root causes of your illness and address the biochemical imbalances that may trigger your health and weight. She uses cutting edge lab testing and design the nutritional program to your specific needs as an individual. Food, supplements, lifestyle changes will have integrated to bring balance If you are looking for personalized nutritional support, we highly recommended contacting Mor’s Nutrition & More Wellness Center in Cupertino, California today.
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