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Life stages and sleeping
« on: October 10, 2018, 06:01:08 PM »
Sleep patterns change as we age. Kids Young children are the best sleepers, in part because they are the most active throughout the day. It is important to establish good sleep habits at an early age. Newborns should sleep between 14 and 17 hours per day, infants 12-15 hours, toddlers 11-14 hours, preschoolers 10-13 hours and school-aged children 9-11 hours.48 Teenagers Teenagers are notoriously sleep deprived as their three sleep clocks (circadian, solar and social) are the least aligned. The pressures of social media, peer expectations of immediate electronic response around the clock, early school start times and over-committed schedules combine to squeeze out adequate sleep, which negatively affects mood, health and ability to learn. Not surprisingly, a 2016 study released by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine found that insufficient sleep increased the variability of sadness, anger and energy among adolescents. A “Sleep in America” survey revealed that 60 percent of children under the age of 18
(especially teens) felt tired during the day and 15 percent of them reported falling asleep during school. Teens should be getting 8-10 hours of sleep per night.49 Middle-aged adults More than 50 percent of middle-aged adults suffer from insomnia.50 From the ages of 10 to 20, 60 percent of human growth hormone disappears, so by middle age, people are producing a fraction of the hormones needed to repair tissue, recover from injury or a good workout, grow hair, ensure healthy skin, etc., making sufficient sleep even more important. Older adults The window of time for falling asleep narrows with age. Elderly people who are retired often have no requirement to wake up consistently each morning. Without a regular schedule, the rhythm of their circadian and solar clocks may drift apart as they nap during the day, then stay up late, which can lead to confusion and deteriorating health. Medications that disrupt sleep intensify the problem. It is important for older adults to keep the same sleep structure when they retire by getting up and being active for 15-16 hours. Maintaining the rhythm of regular daytime and nighttime activities is key to good health. 
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Re: Life stages and sleeping
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018, 07:02:29 PM »
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Life stages and sleeping
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2018, 03:26:53 PM »
Hmm
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