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!