7 Best Practices for Restful Sleep

It’s Sleep Awareness Week! 7 Easy Ways to Get Enough Quality Sleep

7 Best Practices for Restful Sleep

According to the CDC, insufficient sleep is a public health problem. Not getting enough sleep can lead to higher chances of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, poor mental health and lack of focus in the morning. 1 in 3 adults in America don’t get enough sleep, but how much is enough?[1]

The amount of sleep you need may correlate to your age. [2]

  • Newborns (0-3 months): 14-17 hours
  • Infants (4-11 months): 12-15 hours
  • Toddlers (1-2 years): 11-14 hours
  • Preschoolers (3-5): 10-13 hours
  • School-Age Children (6-13): 9-11 hours
  • Teenagers (14-17): 8-10 hours
  • Young Adults (18-25): 7-9 hours
  • Adults (26-64): 7-9 hours
  • Older Adults (65+): 7-8 hours

Over 70 million Americans suffer from disorders of sleep and wakefulness. Check out seven best practices for better sleep:

CIA Medical Sleep Infographic

[1] https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2016/p0215-enough-sleep.html
[2] National Sleep Foundation

About the Author: Sarah Lisovich

Sarah Lisovich is a Chicago based writer, editor, and content strategist at CIA Medical. The young author has published writing on multiple print and online publications and has received the Marion and David Stocking Prize for nonfiction writing. With creative writing, communications and marketing, and public relations experience, the up and coming creative thrives in multimedia publications and looks forward to applying her skills to learn, explore, and write about the wonderful world of medicine.

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