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Healthy Sleep Patterns For Adults
Sleep: All adults should get a minimal of 6 hours of sleep nightly but 7 to 8 hours of sleep is recommended. There is increasing evidence that people that sleep more than 10 hours are at increased risk for alzheimer's and parkinson's disease. So get 6 to 8 hrs sleep but get out of bed after 10 hrs. ...Read more
Are 7-8 hours of sleep per night enough sometimes I get 9 I'm an adult. Is that a healthy amount or do I need 10-12?
I work nights mornings and days in the same week. Havent had a solid eating/sleeping pattern in 4 years, am i damaging my health? Im female and 19.
Our brain/body: Configuration is controlled by the night/.Day cycle known as circadian, meaning "about 24 hours". We are very adaptable if we are healthy and the rhythmic changes will be accepted. If not, then you will experience the symptoms of jet lag either intermittently or all the time. ...Read more
Sleep: As long as u r refreshed during the daytime & healthy otherwise. ...Read more
Can long term anxiety and lack of sleep in a healthy young adult cause scarring of the heart or inflammation?
Dark half circles under eyes from lack of sleep/weird sleeping pattern. How long after returning to healthy sleep will it take for them to go away?
Sleep: Having poor sleep hygiene, a poor sleep environment, intrinsic sleep issues like sleep apnea, going to bed to late and awakening too early. First thing to do is to control the sleep environment. Quiet, dark, comfortable with respect to the bed and temperature. Preventing interruptions. ...Read more
Most of them: Many psychiatric problems can result in disturbing the natural ability to get to sleep or stay asleep. Anxiety disorders can disrupt an individuals ability to relax and allow the natural sleep process to occur. Clinical depression also disrupts sleep and can shorten total sleep time. Even major situational stressors can disrupt our natural tendency to fall asleep. Take care of your mental health. ...Read more
May help greatly:
Regular aerobic exercises along with healthy/balanced diet/nutrition, limit use of stimulant etc.. Can significantly improve your sleep quality, as long as you are not exercising too late etc..
So, is it recommended to gave regular aerobic exercise if you have trouble with sleep? Absolutely!
stay well, kyej3...Sleep well..Sleep is good medicine..
Good luck. ...Read more
It's not necessarily: Unhealthy. Only concern is that it might be stimulating & interfere w falling asleep. If it doesn't shouldn't be a problem. As an aside, our internal body clock tends to lower body temp in the evening in preparation for sleep, so theoretically, a cold shower could mirror this cycle. Cold is also a great anti-inflammatory agent for muscles sore from exercise. ...Read more
Try to avoid: Would try to avoid eating right before bed. If you must, make it a small snack. It takes energy for the body to break down food. You want the body to be slowing down, not ramping up for a task at bedtime. ...Read more
Sleep deprivation: Sleep deprivation can ^ risk for fatigue, irritability, v concentration, diminished memory, ^ infection rate, ability to tolerate stressors, blurring of vision, v energy level, ^ micro-sleeps, weight gain, exacerbation of psychiatric problems and can even lead to psychosis. ...Read more
That depends on age.: For instance, a newborn sleeps most of the day. Most adults do well with 7.5 to 8 hours per night (more or less). ...Read more