Have you wondered lately if you are getting enough sleep? Well, I do. Especially since I do some online work well into the night or even past midnight.
I know it’s been said time and again that we need 8 hours of sleep each day. But just today I decided to check out again what experts have to say. I turned to the website of Mayo Clinic and found some interesting reminders as to the number of hours we should be sleeping. They do confirm that we adults need about 7-8 hours of a good night’s rest. Infants and toddlers, on the other hand, need 9-10 hours plus up to 3 hours of nap time. School age children need from 9 hours to 11 hours. Other than fulfilling these number of hours though, it is also important that it’s actually quality sleep, not one that is often interrupted.
I would say now that I need to add an hour or two to my sleeping hours, all for a healthier and better functioning me. Take note that lack of good sleep can affect our ability to perform “complex mental tasks”. Now how about you? Are you getting enough sleep?