So How Much Sleep Does The Human Body Actually Need?

So How Much Sleep Does The Human Body Actually Need?

Sleep is often the first casualty of a busy life. ‘Hustle’ culture has brought along with it the notion that if you want something bad enough you must sacrifice something too, and more often than not, that something is sleep.

What we don’t realise is that the long term effects of this lifestyle can often be devastating and lead to long term health issues. Adults need more than 7 hours of sleep per night, and children aged 6 to 12 need 9 to 12 hours for optimal health. However, life is busy, and getting an adequate amount of sleep isn’t always possible, especially when you’re travelling, studying for an exam, or raising children.

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Top Tips For Getting A Lighter Sleep On The Nights You Need It

Sleep Lighter

Doorway to A Delicate Doze

You must have quite often read or heard about tips and tricks on how to get a night of deep and full sleep, I know I have, having needed it frequently enough. Many times, I’m unable to escape into that deep sleep stage and it causes me to be up and awake at random hours even.

A night of light sleep is often linked to many health problems and issues which may worsen over time.

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The Superior Sleep Position – Sleeping On Your Back

Sleeping On Your Back

Falling asleep on your back is called the sleepy soldier position. Sleeping on your back is considered by many as the ideal way of sleeping since it has a lot of benefits.

Sleeping on your back lets your head, neck, and spine stay aligned in a neutral position, reducing the pressure in those spots. Less pressure while you sleep means less pain when you wake up. And waking up all contorted up is definitely not the first thing you need in the morning not to mention the effect it has on your sleep.

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A Guide To Getting The Best Possible Sleep On Christmas Eve

Guide to Getting Sleep on Christmas Eve

 

The physical and mental homeostasis that good sleep demands can be upset quite easily; therefore many of us assume that getting any sleep before important days is quite far-fetched. And Christmas is no exception.  Given that the season to be jolly is upon us, good sleep may seem like a distant dream to a lot of you.

All that overexcitement, hectic planning, overnight cooking and last-minute gift shopping that Christmas brings with it is bound to leave you feeling sleepless at night.

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