SleepAre have sent me some fascinating statistics to share with my readers about sleep.
A few minutes of social media just before we go to bed is something most people do.
Five minutes won’t make much of a difference, right?
Well according to science, they do. Screen time at any point of the day affects your sleep, but it’s more disruptive if it’s closer to bedtime. Everyday life choices, no matter how insignificant they may seem, can have a big impact on your sleep quality.
Sleep is vital for our health, much like proper food and exercise, but most of us take it for granted. We fail to realize how our sleep health affects our mental and physical well-being.
Did you know that insufficient sleep can even jeopardize your life? Your lack of sleep can become a risk for others too — sleeplessness contributes to a high number of accidents each year in not just the United States but all over the world.
Just look at these shocking facts and I bet you’d think twice before skimping on the recommended amount of sleep next time.
Some interesting facts on infant sleeping and teenage sleeping patterns.
Did you know that most infants sleep 8-10 hours during the day and 8 hours at night.Stanford Children’s Health
Two-thirds of children start sleeping through the night on a regular basis by the age of 6 months.Stanford Children’s Health
Toddlers sleep for 11.7 hours on average instead of the recommended 12-14 hours for children aged 1-3 years.Sleep For Kids
Teens tend to keep irregular sleep patterns, especially on weekends — sleeping late and waking up late, which can disturb their circadian rhythm.Sleep Foundation
Only 15% of teens get the recommended 8.5 hours of sleep on school days.Sleep Foundation
Teens require 8-10 hours of sleep per night.Sleep Foundation
88.5% of high-school students report sleeping less than 9 hours and 78% of them report feeling tired during the day.Frontiers
20% of teens sleep less than 5 hours while 6.5 hours is the average.Scientific American Mind