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Cassie Cooper author/cassie-cooper
12 May 2022, 9:53 AM

How much sleep do I really need?

National Sleep Foundation guidelines advise that healthy adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night. Babies, young children, and teens need even more sleep to enable their growth and development. People over 65 should also get 7 to 8 hours per night.

What happens if I don't get enough sleep?

Not getting enough sleep can have a knock-on effect to your health. It can weaken your immune system, lead to weight gain and when you don’t get enough sleep, it may also increase your risk of certain cancers, diabetes, and even car accidents.

Can hitting the snooze button give you extra meaningful sleep?

Delaying getting out of bed for nine minutes by hitting the snooze is unfortunately not going to give us any more restorative sleep. In fact, it may serve to confuse the brain into starting the process of secreting more neurochemicals that cause sleep to occur, according to some.

Is no sleep better than 2 hours?

Ideally, you should try to get more than 90 minutes of sleep. Sleeping between 90 and 110 minutes gives your body time to complete one full sleep cycle and can minimize grogginess when you wake. But any sleep is better than not at all — even if it's a 20-minute nap.

How can I get a better night's sleep?

  1. Stick to a sleep schedule. Set aside no more than eight hours for sleep.
  2. Pay attention to what you eat and drink. Don't go to bed hungry or stuffed.
  3. Create a restful environment. Create a room that's ideal for sleeping.
  4. Limit daytime naps.
  5. Include physical activity in your daily routine.
  6. Manage worries.

Are there any mattresses that can help me get a better night’s sleep?

Here at Linthorpe beds we have a mattress for everyone. We suggest coming into one of our stores to speak to our sleep experts and trying them out for yourself so we can help you find the best level of comfort and support you need.

Is it better to sleep in a cold room?

Keeping your sleeping quarters at a temperature near 65°F (18.3°C), give or take a few degrees, is ideal. Your body's temperature decreases during sleep, and a cool, but not cold, room will help you settle into and maintain sleep throughout the night.

Do you sleep better with socks on?

Wearing socks to bed may help you fall asleep faster and snooze better during the night. Research shows that thawing out icy feet can adjust your body's core temperature to put restful ZZZs within reach.

What’s the perfect amount of time for a nap?

Nap during the early afternoon. Longer naps, especially after 3 pm can mess up your night-time sleep schedule, so it's more beneficial to you to nap between the hours of 1 pm. and 3 pm.

What is Sleep Hygiene?

Obtaining healthy sleep is important for both physical and mental health, improving productivity and overall quality of life. Everyone, from children to older adults, can benefit from better sleep, and sleep hygiene can play a key part in achieving that goal.

What can I do to improve my Sleep Hygiene?

  1. Be consistent in your routine.
  2. Make sure your bedroom is quiet, dark, relaxing, and at a comfortable temperature.
  3. Remove electronic devices, such as TVs, computers, and smart phones, from the bedroom.
  4. Avoid large meals, caffeine, and alcohol before bedtime.
  5. Try and think about doing some exercise if you can to gain improved sleep when you get to bed.

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