The National Sleep Foundation recently released new recommendations for how much sleep you should be getting each night. “This is the first time that any professional organization has developed age-specific recommended sleep durations based on a rigorous, systematic review of the world scientific literature relating sleep duration to health, performance and safety,” says Charles A. Czeisler, Ph.D., M.D., professor of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School & Chairman of the Board of the National Sleep Foundation.
If you’re currently getting enough sleep and feel pretty good, way to go! A good night’s sleep is so essential for good health and a positive mood. If you’re meeting your age group’s recommended range, but waking up with a sluggish feeling that lasts all day, it could be a warning sign of a sleep condition or a less-than-ideal sleep environment.
While we can’t offer suggestions on sleep conditions, Homemakers can certainly help with regards to your sleep environment! We all know that one of the most important parts of a good night’s sleep is a good mattress, so we’ve compiled some information below to help you work towards a night full of ZZZZZ’s.
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National Sleep Foundation Recommendations
- Newborns (0-3 months): 14-17 hours
- Infants (4-11 months): 12-15 hours
- Toddlers (1-2 years): 11-14 hours
- Preschoolers (3-5): 10-13 hours
- School-Age Children (6-13): 9-11 hours
- Teenagers (14-17): 8-10 hours
- Young Adults (18-25): 7-9 hours
- Adults (26-64): 7-9 hours
- Older Adults (65+): 7-8 hours
Mattresses at Homemakers
Memory foam, coils, hybrids – we’ve got it all, with more than 80 display models to try out. We carry the most popular brands, including Sealy, Serta, Beautyrest and Tempur-Pedic. With our unbeatable low prices, there’s no better place to purchase your new mattress set.
Create Your Ideal Sleep Environment
Why not update your entire bedroom to create the master retreat of your dreams? With more than 100 sets on display, our master bedroom section takes up a wide swath of the second level to give you plenty of looks and styles.
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