Snooze and recharge your batteries during the holiday season

Snooze and recharge your batteries during the holiday season

The pandemic has changed the way we live, but one thing remains, we all get stressed during the holiday season. So it is very important to snooze and recharge your batteries during the holiday season.

Juggling work even if from home, shopping for loved ones, making sure your home is clean and getting ready for the holidays can make you sleep deprived. Not to mention being on your phone at night and connecting with your friends on social media. All this adds up and the night flies away and it’s already past midnight!

An adequate amount of sleep is an immune system booster.

Sleep helps your body rest, heal, reduce inflammtion and recharge. It also prevents you from gaining weight  and remain alert during the day.

Make sure you get seven to eight hours of sleep each night. Lights out by 11pm.

Human sleep needs can vary by age and among individuals, and sleep is considered to be adequate when there is no daytime sleepiness.

University of California, San Diego psychiatry study of more than one million adults found that people who live the longest self-report sleeping for six to seven hours each night. Another study of sleep duration and mortality risk in women showed similar results.

Hours by age:

Children need more sleep per day in order to develop properly. Source: Wikepedia.com

   
Newborns (0–2 months) 12 to 18 hours
Infants (3–11 months) 14 to 15 hours
Toddlers (1–3 years) 12 to 14 hours
Preschoolers (3–5 years) 11 to 13 hours
School-age children (5–10 years) 10 to 11 hours
Adolescents (10–17 years) 8.5 to 9.25 hours
Adults, including elderly 7 to 9 hours
Pregnant women 8(+) hours
For tips on how to supercharge your sleep.

REFERENCES:

1. Sparacino, Alyssa. “11 Surprising Health Benefits of Sleep.” Health.com. Health.com, n.d. Web. 03 Sept. 2013.

2. “Effect of Sleep Loss on C-Reactive Protein, an Inflammatory Marker of Cardiovascular Risk FREE.JACC.org. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Feb. 2004. Web. 03 Sept. 2013.

3. “Short Sleep Duration and Behavioral Symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Healthy 7- to 8-Year-Old Children.” Pediatrics. Pediatrics, 01 May 2009. Web. 03 Sept. 2013.

4. “Even Your Fat Cells Need Sleep, According to New Research.” UChicago News. UChicago News, 17 Oct. 2012. Web. 03 Sept. 2013.

Note: None of the information in our website is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. The content on our website is for educational purposes only.

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