How much sleep do you need?



Information from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine AAS M American Academy of Fo DIVA steep MEDICINE”


Everybody needs a different amount of sleep. To understand how much you need,

start by making a note of how you feel each day.


If you feel relaxed and energized, you've likely had a good night's rest. If you haven't

Sleeping enough, you might feel tired and irritable.


In addition, keep an eye on your sleep duration. It may sound obvious, but a quick

daily check-in can help you spot patterns.


Studies show that most adults feel their best after getting 7 or more hours of sleep

on a regular basis. However, some people feel fine after getting less sleep, while

others need more - especially children, teens, and young adults.


Factors like age, genetics, environment, and medical conditions all play a part in

how much sleep your body needs.


Finding the right amount for you Sleep experts often refer to 'sleep

opportunity’.


This is the time in bed that you reserve for sleep each night.

To help you understand if 7 hours of sleep feels like the right amount, try giving

yourself the opportunity to get at least 7 hours of sleep for a few nights in a row.


If you still wake up feeling tired and are sleepy during the day, then you may need

to get more than 7 hours of nightly sleep.