Are we sleep deprived as a nation?

Sleep is an important factor for good health. Your body heals when you are asleep.

New Daily Sleep Recommendations:
Newborn: 14-17 hours
Infants: 12-15 hours
Toddlers: 11-14 hours
Preschoolers: 10-13 hours
School aged children: 9-11 hours
**Teens highest risk group: 8-10 hours
Adults: 7-9 hours
Adults over 65: 7-8 hours

A recent study also suggests oversleeping could be a symptom of Alzheimer’s Disease in older adults. Findings show 2 times the likelihood of developing Dementia.
Oversleeping: 9 plus hours per night consistently for older adults

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