Previously we began discussing how sleep changes as we age and develop. We focused on early development, with sleep being crucial for young children's growth and development with the biggest change coming from their development of their circadian rhythm. In this article, we will continue discussing how our age affects our sleep and how it changes as you develop!
For teenagers, this is where the ideal sleep begins to get lower than 10 hours with about 8-10 recommended. The biggest shift comes from a shift in sleep/wake cycle leading to a natural tendency to stay up later but also wake up later. As a young adult (18-25) they require 7-9 hours of sleep per night but may be influenced by external factors such as work and lifestyle.
Our bodies are mainly developed at this point so our sleep afterwards has less of an impact on development. It is still very important to get 7-9 hours a night for all the other benefits such as mental clarity and all day energy that are associated with it!
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