The three basic needs without which we cannot survive is food, clothes and shelter. The fourth element would be ‘sleep’. No matter how happy and cheerful we may be throughout the day, we need sleep to complete the night. Similarly no matter how busy or tiring we be each day, the sleep we get each night on mattress in Ireland is what let us carry on. There are several aspects correlated with sleep, and one of the most important aspect is the amount of sleep required.
As already mentioned, the role of sleep is irreplaceable and in a vital parameter of our health and overall wellbeing, so much that we almost spend one third of our life on sleeping. But how much sleep is required by our body to re energize? Ideally our cardinal clock tells us when to sleep and when to wake up being respective of sunset and sunrise. Some people say that we need eight hours of sleep daily to meet our bodily requirements. But in reality this does not hold true and is subjected to change from person to person. The quality of sleep, the lifestyle, the stress in workplace, the sleeping posture and the type of mattress in Ireland all plays crucial role to determine the ideal amount of sleep one need each night.
In today’s world we are surrounded with several electronic gadgets such as mobile phone, video games, addiction to social networking etc lead us to a huge exposure to artificial light which disrupt our sleep cycle. Some energy drinks and caffeine products also mess with our sleeping pattern and these may come handy when you are occasionally trying to stay awake such as while driving at night or preparing for examination. However a regular use of such products can cause serious trouble while sleeping.
The ideal sleep ranges for a person based on their age is as follows-
- Newborn (less than 3 months)- between 14 to 17 hours.
- Infants (between 4 to less than a year)- narrows down to 12 to 15 hours
- Toddlers (aged 1 to 2 years)- between 11 to 14 hours
- Preschoolers (aged 3 to 5 years)- narrows down to 10 to 13 hours
- School children (aged 6 to 13)- to accommodate school hours, sleeping reduces to 9 to 11 hours.
- Teenagers (between 14 to 17)- reduces further to 8 to 10 hours
- Young adults (between 18 to 25)- between 7 to 9 hours
- Adults (between 24 to 64)- it remains same i.e between 7 to 9 hours
- Elders (more than 65)- it reduces by one hour i.e 7 to 8 hours.