Welcome to Day 4 of Lifestyle Medicine Week!

Today we visit another Lifestyle Medicine pillar: Restorative Sleep.

The CDC estimates that one-third of Americans aren’t getting enough sleep.

Here are the recommendations by age group:
Infants* 4 months to 12 months: 12 to 16 hours per 24 hours
Children 1 to 2 years of age: 11 to 14 hours per 24 hours (including naps)
Children 3 to 5 years of age: 10 to 13 hours per 24 hours (including naps)
Children 6 to 12 years of age: 9 to 12 hours per 24 hours
Teenagers 13 to 18 years of age: 8 to 10 hours per 24 hours
Adults: 7-9 hours of sleep per 24 hours


The American Sleep Association has an excellent discussion of sleep here.

We live in a 24 hour culture that is not conducive to good sleep. Make it a priority to get to bed earlier tonight!

Sleep well!

Ted D. Barnett, MD, FACLM
Partner, Borg and Ide Imaging
Board Member, American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Founder and CEO, Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Group
Founding President, Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute
Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute is proud to support the critical work of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM). ACLM recognizes six pillars of Lifestyle Medicine: the use of a whole food, plant-predominant dietary lifestyle; regular physical activity; restorative sleep; stress management; avoidance of risky substances; and positive social connection. As you can see from our Wellness Wheel, we have added 3 pillars of our own: spending time outdoors, seeking purpose, and finding joy.

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