How many hours are we supposed to sleep?

Do you know how many hours you sleep everyday? Do you know how many hours you are supposed to sleep? Are you actually sleeping? Many of you may be asking these questions. Sleep is quite important in our lives, so in order to see how much of it you need, just keep reading.


A human being is supposed to have a schedule and times for certain activities during their day. Sleep helps the brain rest, normally at night time. It is shown that humans are supposed to sleep somewhere around 8 p.m and 12 a.m. in order to get the rest that is needed. Regular adults need to sleep 7 to 9 hours, although some people may only need as few as 6 hours or as many as 10 hours of sleep each day. Normally older adults that stand between the ages 65 and older , need 7-8 hours of sleep each day. The only exception there is for people to sleep more than normal, is for pregnant women. During their  first 3 months of pregnancy, they often need several more hours of sleep than usual.


How many hours does the average person sleep throughout their whole life? The average person spends about 26 years sleeping in their life which equates to 9,490 days or 227,760 hours. Sleeping for a couple of hours isn’t ideal, but it can still provide your body with one sleep cycle. Generally, it’s a good idea to aim for at least 90 minutes of sleep so that your body has time to go through a full cycle. 

Jorge Salinas

My name is Jorge Salinas. I am a junior. I love soccer and tennis. A word that would describe me would be funny.

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