How Long Should You Sleep According to Your Age?

Even though it is widely known that adults have to get a good 8 hour sleep at night, this isn’t fit for all ages. This following charts shows the levels of sleep need that varies through the ages. It was constructed by numberous studies conducted by experts in sleep and anatomy, physiology, gynecology, gerontology, pediatrics and neurology. 

Don’t get us wrong, getting an hour less or more from time to time isn’t anything serious worth of worry, but if this falls into a habit, it can lead to some bad results such as:



Pain in the back can be annoying as heck, and it can cause all sorts of problems from unable to do daily activities to leaving you paralyzed in bed. More sleep can lead to back pain since laying down can make your back muscles weaker.


Sitting or mainly staying in one position for a longer period of time can cause some mash ups in the organism that leads to storing energy instead of using it. Study shows that people that had more than 10 hours of sleep had a chance of becoming obese in just 6 years.


Oversleeping and insomnia can have a negative effect on the mental health. With the conduct studies, 15% of the people who suffer from Depression were excessive sleepers.


We have all felt a little dizzy after a nap. And this is the result of sleeping when we aren’t supposed to. This can lead to damaged neurotransmitters which will result in poor quality sleep overnight and more headaches during daytime.


Having less or more sleep can lead  to a reduced ability of your body to process glucose which will eventually store up leading to type 2 diabetis. Studies also show that people who sleep less or more in 6 years time will develop an intolerance towards glucose and diabetes, compared to those with normal sleeping habits.


Our hearts need both the exercise and rest in order to be at their top condition. Another study done with 72 000 women, showed that women who had 11 hours of sleep are more likely to develop a heart disease than those who had 8 hours of sleep.


Even though this isn’t fully tested and a 100% true, all of the above have some part in it .


1. Make a strict “Sleep Schedule”: Make a strict schedule and be sure to stick to it. Turn off all devices before going to bed, meditate or do Yoga and plan your time before hand.

2. Take Showers: Take a really cold shower every time you feel kinda sleepy. This will make you feel even sleepier and plus its good for the hearth.

3. Work out: Exercising right after you wake up can burn fats, boost start your metabolism an and make you feel ready to take on whatever the day has to bring!

4. Drink water: Drinking water right after you wake up will boost start your metabolism and keep you hydrated. And on the opposite, every time you feel sleepy drink some water to increase your energy.

5. Maintain your motivation up:  Find something you realy enjoy doing and this way you will stay motivated enough to stay up when you dont want to sleep.

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