Sleep is very important for our cells to regenerate. It is when our body replace old and unhealthy cells into new ones. Sleep is more important to our physical and emotional health over the age of 50 than we were younger.
As we grow up, we sometimes experience normal changes in our sleeping patterns. We may sleep earlier, wake up earlier, or enjoy less deep sleep. The amount of sleep that a healthy individual needs is largely determined by two factors: genetics and age. Although these changes are a normal part of aging, disturbed sleep, waking up tired every day, and other symptoms of insomnia are not a normal part of aging.
Healthy adults require between 7.5 to 8.5 hours of sleep per day. Here is the correct pattern for your age:
1. Newborns (1 to 2 months) – 10.5 to 18 hours
2.Infants (3 to 11 months) – 10 to 14 hours
3.Toddlers (1 to 3 years) – 12 to 14 hours
4.Preschoolers (3 to 5 years) – 11 to 13 hours
5.School-aged children (5 to 12 years) – 10 to 11 hours
6.Adolescents (12 to 18 years) – 8.5 to 9.5 hours
7.Adults (18 years to the end of life) – 7.5 to 8.5 hours
We must pay attention to our body’s cues for sleep. It will help us maintain our healthy body.