Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Get Enough Sleep of smart health care / #RondishCare
Everyone needs to get enough sleep. Sleep helps keep your mind and body healthy.
Most adults need 7 to 8 hours of good quality sleep on a regular schedule each night. Make changes to your routine if you can't find enough time to sleep.
Getting enough sleep isn’t only about total hours of sleep. It’s also important to:
Go to sleep at about the same time every day
Get good quality sleep so you feel rested when you wake up
If you often have trouble sleeping – or if you don’t feel well rested after sleeping – talk with your doctor.
How much sleep to children need? Kids need even more sleep than adults.
Teens need at least 9 hours of sleep each night.
School-aged children need at least 10 hours of sleep each night.
Preschoolers need to sleep between 11 and 12 hours a day.
Newborns need to sleep between 16 and 18 hours a day.
Why is getting enough sleep important? It can help you:
Get sick less often
Stay at a healthy weight
Lower your risk of high blood pressure and diabetes
Reduce stress and improve your mood
Think more clearly and do better in school and at work
Get along better with people
Make good decisions and avoid injuries (For example, sleepy drivers cause thousands of car crashes every year.)
If you are having trouble sleeping, make changes to your routine to get the sleep you need. For example, try to:
Follow a regular sleep schedule
Stay away from caffeine in the afternoon
Take a hot bath before bed to relax