How much sleep do we need?
How can airbeds help
|AIRBEDS MATTRESSES - The amount of sleep each person needs depends on many factors, including age.
Infants generally require about 16 hours a day, while teenagers need about 9
hours on average. For most adults, 7 to 8 hours a night appears to be the best
amount of sleep, although some people may need as few as 5 hours or as many as
10 hours of sleep each day. Women in the first 3 months of pregnancy often need
several more hours of sleep than usual.
|Enjoy your day by enjoying "the DREAM
of sleeping on your own MAGIC CLOUD AIRBEDS". "SLEEP REM DEEP on
MAGICLOUD AIRBEDS." The amount of sleep a person needs also increases if he or she has been deprived
of sleep in previous days. Getting too little sleep creates a "sleep debt,"
which is much like being overdrawn at a bank. Eventually, your body will demand
that the debt be repaid. We don't seem to adapt to getting less sleep than we
need, while we may get used to a sleep-depriving schedule, our judgment,
reaction time, and other functions are still impaired.
|People tend to sleep more lightly and for shorter time spans as they get older,
although they generally need about the same amount of sleep as they needed in
early adulthood. About half of all people over 65 have frequent sleeping
problems, such as insomnia, and deep sleep stages in many elderly people often
become very short or stop completely. This change may be a normal part of aging,
or it may result from medical problems that are common in elderly people and
from the medications and other treatments for those problems.
|Experts say that if you feel drowsy during the day, even during boring
activities, you haven't had enough sleep. If you routinely fall asleep within 5
minutes of lying down, you probably have severe sleep deprivation, possibly even
a sleep disorder. Micro sleeps, or very brief episodes of sleep in an otherwise
awake person, are another mark of sleep deprivation. In many cases, people are
not aware that they are experiencing micro sleeps. The widespread practice of
"burning the candle at both ends" in western industrialized societies has
created so much sleep deprivation that what is really abnormal sleepiness is now
almost the norm.
might a MAGICLOUD
airbeds features help you with your sleep disorders? Many studies make it clear that sleep deprivation is dangerous. Sleep-deprived
people who are tested by using a driving simulator or by performing a hand-eye
coordination task perform as badly as or worse than those who are intoxicated.
Sleep deprivation also magnifies alcohol's effects on the body, so a fatigued
person who drinks will become much more impaired than someone who is well
rested. Driver fatigue is responsible for an estimated 100,000 motor vehicle
accidents and 1500 deaths each year, according to the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration. On our airbeds you get more REFRESHING stage sleep so you
can stay awake during the day.
Since drowsiness is the brain's last step before falling
asleep, driving while drowsy can—and often does—lead to disaster. Caffeine and
other stimulants cannot overcome the effects of severe sleep deprivation. The
National Sleep Foundation says that if you have trouble keeping your eyes
focused, if you can't stop yawning, or if you can't remember driving the last
few miles, you are probably too drowsy to drive safely. You need an airbeds
ability to put you into a DEEP REM SLEEP for more hours than you're
|Following are some guidelines on how much sleep you or your loved ones might
need and an airbeds qualities:
Typical Sleep Needs - Group Amount of Sleep Needed:
About 16 hours per day of sleep
|Babies and toddlers
From 6 months to 3 years: between 10 and 14 hours per day. Young children
generally get their sleep from a combination of nighttime sleep and naps.
Ages 3 to 6: between 10 and 12 hours of sleep
Ages 6 to 9: about 10 hours of sleep
Ages 9 to 12: about 9 hours of sleep
About 9 hours of sleep per night. Teens have trouble getting enough sleep not
only because of their busy schedules, but also because they are biologically
programmed to want to stay up later and sleep later in the morning, which
usually doesn’t mesh with school schedules.
For most adults, 7 to 8 hours a night appears to be the best amount of sleep,
although some people may need as few as 5 hours or as many as 10 hours of sleep
Current thought is that older adults need as much, if not more, sleep than
middle-aged adults. Taking a midday nap may help.
|Why do we need sleep?
Sleep helps you to restore and rejuvenate many body functions:
Memory and learning – Sleep seems to organize memories, as well as help you to
recover memories. After you learn something new, sleep may solidify the learning
in your brain.
Mood enhancement and social behaviors - The parts of the brain that control
emotions, decision-making, and social interactions slow down dramatically during
sleep, allowing optimal performance when awake. REM sleep seems especially
important for a good mood during the day. Tired people are often cranky and
Nervous system – Some sleep experts suggest that neurons used during the day
repair themselves during sleep. When we experience sleep deprivation, neurons
are unable to perform effectively, and the nervous system is impaired.
Immune system – Without adequate sleep, the immune system becomes weak, and the
body becomes more vulnerable to infection and disease.
Growth and development – Growth hormones are released during sleep, and sleep is
vital to proper physical and mental development.
|What are some of the effects of sleep deprivation
and how can airbeds possibly help you?
|Lack of sleep, and especially a chronic lack of sleep, is associated with:
|Poor decision-making, poor judgment, increased risk-taking.
Poor performance in school, on the job, and in sports.
Impaired driving performance and more car accidents.
Increased incidence of obesity, diabetes, illness in general, high blood
pressure, and heart disease.
Impaired memory, concentration, and ability to learn.
Physical impairment, poor coordination, delayed reaction time.
Anxiety, depression, and other emotional problems.
Magnification of the effects of alcohol on the body.
Exacerbation of the symptoms of ADHD, such as impulse control, irritability, and
lack of concentration.
Getting less than 6 hours of sleep per night can affect coordination, reaction
time, and judgment. A study comparing the effects of sleep deprivation and
alcohol found that “people who drive after being awake for 17 to 19 hours
performed worse than those with a blood alcohol level of .05 percent [the legal
limit for drunkenness in most European countries].”