Every year, on the third Friday in March, people worldwide celebrate World Sleep Day. The goal of this day is to bring attention to how important sleep is and how it affects our health.

This year’s theme for World Sleep Day is “Better Sleep, Better Life, Better Planet.

“Better Sleep, Better Life, Better Planet.

Theme for World Sleep Day 2023

The following is the recommended number of hours of sleep per day based on age group:

S.noSection Age GroupHours of sleep reqd.
1Newborns0-3 months14-17 hours
2Infants4-11 months12-15 hours
3Toddlers1-2 months11-14 hours
4Preschoolers3-5 year10-13 hours
5School-aged children6-13 years09-11 hours
6Teenagers14-17 years08-10 hours
7Adults18-64 years07-09 hours
8Older adults65+ years 07-08 hours

It’s essential to remember that only general guidelines and individuals may require more or less sleep depending on their needs.

To ensure better sleep,

  1. It is essential to have good sleep hygiene. 
  2. Maintain a regular sleep schedule.
  3. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine. 
  4. Maintain a comfortable sleeping environment.
  5. Try to relax by doing yoga, meditation, or deep breathing exercises.

It is also essential to seek medical help if you experience persistent sleep problems or symptoms of insomnia.

Impact of Sleep Deprivation: 

Sleep deprivation occurs when an individual does not get enough sleep. Here are some of the consequences of sleep deprivation:

Here are some of the consequences of insomnia:

Sleep is essential for overall health and well-being. Maintaining a regular sleep schedule and getting enough sleep according to individual needs is vital. Lack of sleep and insomnia can hurt your physical and mental health, ability to get things done, and quality of life. So, putting rest first and seeing a doctor if sleep problems happen is essential.

In conclusion, prioritizing our health and wellness is essential for living a fulfilling life. By using these techniques every day, we can improve our physical, mental, and emotional health and live a happier, healthier life.

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