What would you do, if your car ran out of fuel? What would you do if your mobile’s battery runs out? In these and some other similar situations you would do what every sensible person should do; recharge and refuel. What would you do when your body runs out of its fuel or battery? The answer is simple you should recharge it as well. Food is our body’s fuel and sleep is the battery. In today’s article, we will discuss about human battery alone: Sleep.

• Good news for students: Sleeping is good and healthy for you and your body
People pay a lot of money and funds to solve their problems, like getting rid of:
a) Weight
b) Stress
c) Being lethargic most of the time
What they do not know is that having good sleeping pattern will fulfill all of the points discussed above and will solve some of their problems if not all of them.
• What does sleeping really mean?
Just like the situation discussed above, your body needs recharging as well like any other car or mobile phone that you have. Sleeping stores energy in your body that you require to move around and do any work. In certain situations not sleeping for long period of times prove fatal for the body, so make sure that you are giving your body what it deserves and need.
• Your Day-to-Day routine:
Before discussing anything further, we will list some of the points that will tell you how you can improve your health and have a fit body.
a) You should always make a sleeping schedule for yourself, and work around that schedule at all times. This will ensure that you improve your sleeping patterns and with time you will see the positive difference in your health and strength.
b) You should incorporate exercise regimen with your sleeping schedule as well. Exercise is also very important to have a healthy lifestyle.
c) You should make sure that you sleep with the ideal lighting setup and temperature. It should be done so that you get maximum relation while sleeping.
d) Be sure to turn all of the electronics before you go for bed. Otherwise it can be harmful or dangerous.
e) You should avoid consuming alcohol and caffeine as they steal away any sleep that you have.
f) You should always sleep on a comfortable surface and mattress.

• Sleep patterns and hours:
Following are the hours that we have divided according to your age limit.
1. 14 to 17 hours a day for babies up to 3 months.
2. 12 to 15 hours for infants from 4-11 months.
3. 11 to 14 hours for toddlers of 1-2 years.
4. 10 to 13 hours for preschoolers from 3-5 years.
5. 9 to 11 hours for 6-13 years school age children.
6. 8 to 10 hours for teenagers of 14-17 years.
7. 7 to 9 hours for 18-25 years old young adults.
8. 7 to 9 hours for 26-64 years old.
9. 7 to 8 hours for people older than 65.

Like we always do, we will leave you with a quote of the day:

“Everybody needs some time to rejuvenate, refresh, recharge and begin again. Seeing babies face is the best way to relax, refresh, rejuvenate and recharge.”
― Revathi Sankaran

Until next time,

Namaste.

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