What’s the Ideal Amount of Sleep? – It all depends!

We found this post in Ask Yahoo about the ideal amount of sleep. Ask Yahoo says, “It all depends!”

National Sleep Foundation says that adults should get seven to nine hours of sleep a day while adolescents needs about 85.-9.5. Infants sleep the most (14-15 hours a day). The post also talks about benefits of taking naps.

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2 thoughts on “What’s the Ideal Amount of Sleep? – It all depends!”

  1. How much sleep do we need? I found a very interesting study done on too much sleep. The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and the American Cancer Society combined their efforts for the study, which appeared in the February 15, 2002 issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, a journal of the American Medical Association.

    It stated that “individuals who slept over 8 hours or more or under 4 hours a night were shown to have significantly increased death rate in comparison to individuals that slept an average of 6 or 7 hours a night…the data indicated the highest mortality rates with long-duration sleep.”

    Looks like we will need snoozester for a wake up call!


  2. Those figures says the ideal limits but it depends on person to person- age, body type, sex, the kind of work one is doing. There can be a lot of factors involved.

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