The Importance Of A Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep Solutions for TMJ

Sleep is critical to your health and well-being, just like exercise and eating a balanced diet. Unfortunately, many do not get the sleep they need to help the body repair itself to be ready for the next day. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), this is how much sleep is recommended by age group:

  • Newborns (0–3 months): 14–17 hours
  • Infants (4–12 months): 12–16 hours
  • Toddler (1–2 years): 11–14 hours
  • Preschool (3–5 years): 10–13 hours
  • School-age (6–12 years): 9–12 hours
  • Teen (13–18 years): 8–10 hours
  • Adult (18–60 years): 7-plus hours
  • Adult (61–64 years): 7–9 hours
  • Adult (65+ years): 7–8 hours

In addition to the number of hours you sleep, the quality of sleep is equally important. People that suffer from sleep apnea, snoring, or TMJ have difficulty getting quality sleep. But there are treatments that can improve how much sleep you get and that it’s good quality sleep. Spark Sleep Solutions’ experts share this information on the importance of getting a good night’s sleep.

More Productivity and Better Concentration

According to research, sleep is connected to several essential brain functions, such as concentration, productivity, and cognition. The better sleep you get, the better your performance will be throughout the day.

Regulates Calorie Intake

Research suggests a good night’s sleep is linked to consuming fewer calories throughout the day. A study by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America indicates that sleep patterns affect the hormones responsible for appetite, and a lack of sleep interferes with the body’s ability to regulate food intake.