Average sleep for adults
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Getting enough sleep helps you stay healthy and alert. Waking up every day feeling tired is a sign that you are not getting the rest you need. Older adults need about the same amount of sleep as all adults—7 to 9 hours each night. But, older people tend to go to sleep earlier and get up earlier than they did when they were younger. There are many reasons why older people may not get enough sleep at night.
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How Much Sleep Do I Need?
CDC - How Much Sleep Do I Need? - Sleep and Sleep Disorders
We often think of sleeplessness as a quintessentially American tradition, wrought by our work-centric culture, long hours and stressful lives. But according to a new survey, the problem is an international one and trending poorly, with UK adults getting less sleep than they did a year ago. In fact, they're getting troublingly little sleep: 65 percent are sleeping an average of just six hours and 27 minutes every night , according to the survey, which was conducted by the hotel company Travelodge. That's just over 30 minutes shy of the general recommendation that adults should aim for seven to nine hours of slumber a night. Get less than those seven hours and you put yourself at risk for a whole host of health consequences that range from worrisome to lethal, including memory and heart problems, increased cancer and diabetes risk and earlier death. But with a number of cultures falling prey to an around-the-clock work schedule, how do we make time for sleep?
How Much Sleep Do Adults Really Need?
You've heard some version of it your entire life. Get less than 7 hours, and you'll be less alert, more irritable, and even run the risk of developing unsightly bags under your eyes. And yet, most Americans continually fall short. According to a recent report from Gallup, the average American only nets about 6. What's more, 40 percent of us are sleeping 6 hours or less each night.
The average Briton gets just six hours and 19 minutes sleep a night, a survey has found. Busy lives, hectic work schedules and stress are the primary reasons for not getting a full eight hours rest. The poll of 2, UK adults found the nation get their recommended eight hours just two nights a week, with 38 per cent stating they never achieve that amount.
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