The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society recommend that adults aged 18–60 years sleep at least 7 hours each night to promote optimal health and well-being. Sleeping less than seven hours per day is associated with an increased risk of developing chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and frequent mental distress. Most adults need 7 to 9 hours a night for the best amount of sleep, although some people may need as few as 6 hours or as many as 10 hours of sleep each day. Older adults (ages 65 and older)need 7-8 hours of sleep each day. Women in the first 3 months of pregnancy often need several more hours of sleep than usual.
Mar 31, 2015 · Though you may think your five-hours-a-night habit is nothing to worry about, chronic sleep deprivation has been tied to an increased risk of type 2 Author: Rachel Swalin. Noticeable signs of sleep deprivation include: excessive sleepiness. yawning. irritability. daytime fatigue.Author: Stephanie Watson And Kristeen Cherney.
Sep 27, 2015 · Many factors come into play that can prevent sleep. From stress to nightmares, the range is quite broad. Common sleep disorders in adults include: 1. Insomnia; 2. Sleep apnea; 3. Narcolepsy. Sleep Deprivation Statistics: 37% of 20-39 year-olds report short sleep duration. 40% of 40-59 year-olds report short sleep duration. 35.3% adults report sleep during a typical 24-hour period. 100,000 deaths occur each year in US hospitals due to medical errors and sleep deprivation have been shown to make a significant contribution.
Washington, D.C. (December 2014) Forty-five percent of Americans say that poor or insufficient sleep affected their daily activities at least once in the past seven days, according to the National Sleep Foundation’s inaugural Sleep Health Index™. The Sleep Health Index™ is a new annual general population poll that tracks Americans’ sleep behaviors and trends. Teenagers (14-17): Sleep range widened by one hour to 8-10 hours (previously it was 8.5-9.5) Younger adults (18-25): Sleep range is 7-9 hours (new age category) Adults (26-64): Sleep range did not change and remains 7-9 hours; Older adults (65+): Sleep range is 7-8 hours (new age category) Improve Your Sleep Today: Make Sleep a Priority.