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What are the necessary sleeping hours according to age?

What are the necessary sleeping hours according to age?

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A person spends about a third of his life in sleep (i.e. an average of eight hours a day), and very complicated physiological and chemical changes have occurred in sleep. One of the diseases and disturbances that affect a person during sleep, and whose impact is not limited to the individual at night, but extends beyond him to negatively affecting his health and giving during the day.


What are the necessary sleeping hours according to age?

Why do we sleep? 

The simple answer is to get rid of drowsiness, but there are other reasons for sleeping, as it is not a luxury but necessary for physical and mental health.

Infants and children


Newborns and young children need about 15 hours of sleep per day, in order to grow properly, and that the child does not get enough sleep may lead to behavioral problems, or even the development of ADHD, and attention deficit.

Adults (26 to 64 years old)


It is sufficient for a person at this age to give their body 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night.

Doctors warn that depriving the body of sufficient time to sleep in this dental phase threatens cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and obesity.

Elderly


The need for sleep decreases with age. People over 65 years of age can sleep from seven to eight hours at night, to reduce the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
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