Try out these sleep hacks to make getting your eight hours a little easier:
- Get on a schedule. Giphy.
- Turn off your screens before bed. Giphy.
- Keep it cool. Giphy.
- Exercise. Giphy.
- Avoid heavy food before bed. Giphy.
- Limit your alcohol before bed. Giphy.
- Switch to decaf in the afternoons. Giphy.
- Cut out the cigarettes. Giphy.
How can I stay asleep for 8 hours?
- Establish a quiet, relaxing bedtime routine.
- Relax your body.
- Make your bedroom conducive to sleep.
- Put clocks in your bedroom out of sight.
- Avoid caffeine after noon, and limit alcohol to 1 drink several hours before bedtime.
- Avoid smoking.
- Get regular exercise.
- Go to bed only when you’re sleepy.
Should I get 8 hours of sleep?
Research shows that consistently getting seven to eight hours of sleep per night is beneficial for adults. Any more or less can increase your risk for serious conditions like diabetes mellitus, heart disease, and even death. It’s never too late to practice good sleep hygiene.
How do people function on 5 hours of sleep?
The National Sleep Foundation’s sleep time duration recommendations for healthy people without sleep disorders are as follows:
- Newborns: 14 to 17 hours.
- Infants: 12 to 15 hours.
- Toddlers: 11 to 14 hours.
- Preschoolers: 10 to 13 hours.
- School-aged children: 9 to 11 hours.
- Teenagers: 8 to 10 hours.
- Young adults: 7 to 9 hours.
How many hours of sleep will I get?
How many hours of sleep do you need?
|Average Sleep Needs by Age|
|Young adults (18 to 25 years old)||7 – 9 hrs||6 – 11 hrs|
|Adults (26 to 64 years old)||7 – 9 hrs||6 – 10 hrs|
|Older adults (65+)||7 – 8 hrs||5 – 9 hrs|
|Source: National Sleep Foundation|
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