There are two important aspects to consider when it comes to sleeping: it is important to get enough sleep at regular times and to have a healthy sleep quality in order to prevent possible health problems.
Best time to sleep
Ideally, you should go to bed earlier and wake up in the early morning. This scheme meets our body clock to adapt our sleep rhythm according to the sun. You may find that you are naturally sleepier after sunset.
The exact time depends on what time you tend to wake up in the morning. It also depends on how many hours of sleep you need per night.
Recommended hours of sleep by age:
- 0-3 months between 14-17 hours
- 4-12 months between 12-16 hours
- 1-2 years old between 11-14 hours
- 3-5 years old between 10-13
- 9-12 years old between 9-12 hours
- 13-18 years old between 8-10 hours
- 18-60 years old at least 7 hours
- 61-64 years old between 7-9 hours
- 65 years and older 7-8 hours
If you suffer from somnolence during the day, it is a sign that you are not getting enough sleep at night.
Sleep deprivation can also have health consequences. These include :
- high blood pressure
- heart disease
Oversleeping side effects
You may be oversleeping if you need more than 8 to 9 hours of sleep on a regular basis, and you may need to take naps in addition.
Sleeping too much can cause many of the same side effects, such as:
- cardiovascular problems
However, these side effects are not always associated with oversleeping.
Oversleeping may be a sign of an underlying health problem such as:
- sleep apnea
- Parkinson’s disease
- heart disease
- thyroid disorders
Best time to fall asleep
The best time to fall asleep is when you can reach the recommended hours of sleep for your age group. You can determine the best time to go to bed based on what time you need to wake up in the morning.
It is very important to make sure that you get enough sleep and that it is of good quality. You can do this by going to bed and waking up at the same time each day.
Meet a Dorma specialist if you have sleep disorder if you have daytime sleepiness despite a regular sleep routine.