How Sleep Affects Your Health

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

how sleep affects your health

While many of us with busy lifestyles may look at proper sleep as an afterthought, sleep is actually extremely important to our overall health as well as daily functioning.

If you get the right amount of sleep, you can avoid many health conditions along with improving your wakefulness at work and school.

How much sleep do I need?

The amount of sleep you need decreases with age; however, a significant amount of adults still do not get the sleep they need.


Adults over 18 years of age need 7-9 hours per night, while teenagers need 9-10 hours. Children should get 10-11 hours of sleep per night.

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What conditions can I avoid with proper sleep?

With proper sleeping habits, you can reduce your chance of getting many debilitating health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, sexual dysfunction, breast cancer, breathing issues, and psychological disorders.

Getting the right amount of sleep also reduces your chances of suffering from stroke, obesity, and high blood pressure.