Power Up with Restful Sleep

July 31, 2014

 

The back-to-school season can be a busy time of year as we adjust to new routines and make time for homework, afterschool activities and new friends."

The back-to-school season can be a busy time of year as we adjust to new routines and make time for homework, afterschool activities and new friends. As you and your family rearrange your schedules to squeeze it all in, don’t forget to make time for a basic but critical component of good health—sleep!

Restful sleep is proven to have important short- and long-term health benefits for children and adults. It plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy metabolism and immune system, improving memory and the ability to learn, and more. Getting enough restful sleep can enrich your family’s quality of life and overall well-being. With these helpful tips for kids and adults, your family will be getting plenty of rest in no time.

 

FOR KIDS

Experts recommend the following amounts of sleep each day to ensure our bodies and minds get the rest they need:
Preschool: 11–12 hours
School-age: 10 hours
Teenagers: 9–10 hours

 

FOR ADULTS

Experts recommend that adults should get 7–8 hours of sleep for a healthy and productive lifestyle.