There isn’t any doubt that your sleep patterns change with age and to an extent, that’s healthy. But, even though adults don’t require as much sleep as a child, the healthy average is still a full 8 hours. Based on a study conducted in 2015, the National Sleep Foundation released their new sleep recommendations for each stage of life:
Many things can come between you and your pillow: stress, living situations, workload, children, personal matters, illness, family history, diet, exercise, etc. The key is not to let these afflictions stop you from getting the deep, restful sleep that your mind and body need to live healthy. Insomnia, or regular insufficient sleep, can become a vicious cycle – causing more stress, issues in your personal life, poor work quality, unhealthy eating habits and even illness. Not to mention, it can lead to puffy eyes, dark circles, wrinkles and sagging skin.
Interesting Sleep Facts by the Cleveland Clinic:
If you are struggling to fall asleep or even worse, unable to remain asleep there are a number of natural techniques that can help you find the deep rest you need. The list below may be a trial and error experience and you might experiment with a few techniques before finding what works best for you. We also offer two products that support circadian rhythms for sleep. Before bed, try a Tblsp. of Apothe-Cherry, a delicious elixir to mix with water, or take two BIO Relax vegan capsules (on special this month) with water.
Helpful Tips for Healthy Sleep: