What is Adequate Sleep?In our 24/7 world, it's temping to cut corners on our sleep time to get more done, so how much sleep do you really need? Most adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night to function their best. Children adolescents need hour or more. The elderly need just as much sleep as other adults.
It’s a pretty safe bet that if you wake up unrefreshed or feel tired during the day, you’re not getting adequate sleep at night. Have you ever clocked 8 or 9 hours in bed, but felt like you had only half that amount of sleep? That could be because physical or other factors prevented you from falling into the deeper stages of sleep. These deeper stages, along with dreaming, are needed to get the full benefits sleep provides.
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