Sleep is a tricky thing isn’t it? Many of us don’t get enough of it, some of us even romanticize about the lack of sleep which we have but in truth, it is vitally important to so many aspects of your life. Sleep is the key to your energy levels throughout the day, it is important for both your brain and body function as well as your overall health. Another important aspect of sleep is that a lack of sleep has been found to have links to diseases in later life such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Most people need at least 7 hours sleep per night, but what about how much sleep you should be getting if you are in your twenties?
How Much Should We Be Sleeping?
In your early twenties you are reaching your physical peak and given that your body still needs to do a lot of work on itself, between 8-10 hours per night is the optimum amount of sleep which you need. Sleeping for this amount of time will greatly help your brain function and your organ function too and it will give you bags of energy for each day.
People in their 20s are notoriously bad for sleeping because their lives are so busy and active. This is an obstacle which is important to get over in order to help yourself in later life, something which few people in their 20s think about. Another potential risk is that people in their 20s will generally have a high amount of energy and positive hormones anyway, and this can make people believe that they don’t need to sleep as much as older people. This energy is natural but it will not last forever and in order to maintain a healthy energy balance, you should be sleeping for the full required amount.
People in their 20s have reported many problems in getting to sleep in the first place but there are some ways in which you can help yourself to nod off. The first step is to get a good night’s sleep in the first place, doing this with regularity will get your body into a sleep and wake-up routine. Once you have created this routine for yourself, your body will naturally know when it is time to be tired, and when to be energetic.
What Are The Benefits
Most twenty-somethings are very interested in body image and staying in shape and whilst it may be quite easy to do now, it won’t be as the years drag on. In order to help your chances of staying in good shape for longer, a good night’s sleep can really help you out.
It is difficult to plan for later life when you are still in the early stages of your life but as someone who has reached far more years and wishes they had slept more when they were younger, I can tell you that it is vitally important.