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Here's how much sleep you need, based on your age

A good amount of sleep will make sure you have a good day.

Sleeping is important and a good night's sleep keeps your body rested and ready to tackle a new day. We all know it gets difficult to get through the day when we don't get enough sleep; your mood is off, you feel tired all the time, it is difficult to function and focus. Getting enough sleep is one of the most important aspects of human health.

Unfortunately, most of us suffer from lack of sleep due to hectic work schedules and a fast-paced life, where we are always in a rush to do a lot of things within 24 hours. Use of more and more technology is also to be blamed for insomnia. It is believed that we have a sleep epidemic on our hands. The Center for Disease Control actually called our lack of sleep a public health epidemic and with good reason. 

According to the National Sleep Foundation, about 40% of adults suffer from insomnia and it is high time to re-work our sleep schedule and daily routine. The Foundation submitted a report that they published in their own Sleep Health Journal, talking about the number of hours of sleep required by people of different ages. 

Source: milkgenomics.org

Newborns (0-3 months): 14-17 hours each day

Source: Bounty

Newborns are required to sleep a minimum of 14 hours a day as this is the phase when the brain and other organs are developing. Proper sleep will aid the newborn's fast growth and development. Newborns need proper nutrients and good sleep in order to grow well. A well-rested newborn remains in a relatively better mood and grows to be healthy.

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