In 2015, 37% of women and 27% of men reported some type of sleep disorder, insomnia or sleeping problems over the course of the previous year.
Getting some shut eye improves your mind and body. For children and teens, a healthy sleep schedule improves academic performance, concentration and productivity.
At Snug as a Bug, we help you sleep better. In this infographic, “The Importance of a Long Winter’s Nap,” we discuss the benefits of a good night’s sleep and how you sleep better.
Stay Sharp and Fit
Sleep benefits your physical and mental health.
Memory and cognition, attentiveness, creativity and decisiveness are all improved with some rest. You’ll also be better equipped to learn math, play piano and perfect your golf swing.
Sleep can reduce your risk of heart disease, high-blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and common infections. Not only will you feel good inside, you’ll look great outside – sleep reduces hormones that make you feel hungry so that you stay fit and healthy.
The Many Sleep Cycles
There are four stages of sleep – one, two, three and R.E.M. Each cycle lasts 90 to 110 minutes, moving you from a light doze to deep sleep to dreamland, and repeats five times throughout the night.
But this depends on your recommended sleep schedule. Age plays an important role in your sleep requirements. For example, while adults 18 and older are encouraged to sleep for seven to nine hours, teens aged 14 to 17 should be catching nine to 11 hours of sleep.
Sticking to a regular routine, cutting back on naps, getting regular exercise and keeping your room tidy and wearing cozy pyjamas can help you to get a better sleep.
Check out the below infographic to learn more.
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