There are many factors that go into what constitutes an adequate night’s sleep for any individual. Primary among these is age because needs change as we grow older with subsequent changes in activity and energy levels. Here are some general guidelines:
- Infants: 12-15 hours
- Toddlers: 11-14 hours
- Pre-school: 10-13 hours
- School age: 9-11 hours
- Teens: 8.5-9.5 hours
- Adults: 7-9
These are general guidelines. Women need a couple extra hours of sleep during the first 3 months of pregnancy. Any individual that is often drowsy during the day need to increase their hours of sleep. And, if an individual is sleep deprived for several days a “sleep debt” is created requiring extra hours of sleep to catch up.
The impact of not getting enough rest is well documented. Symptoms include memory problems, depression, a weakened immune system, lower pain tolerance and slower reaction time. In fact, slower reactions due to poor sleep habits is estimated to cause 83,000 auto accidents per year and up to 850 deaths.
Infinger Furniture has been serving the Charleston area and surrounding communities including Mt. Pleasant, Sullivan’s Island, The Isle of Palms, West Ashley, James Island, Kiawah and Seabrook since 1965. In addition to a large selection of the latest living room, bedroom and dining room furniture styles we feature high quality mattress brands like Serta and Kingsdown in our Sleep Gallery. Our sleep specialists are dedicated to helping you find the perfect sleep system so you get the best possible night’s sleep.