Sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Tissue repair happens, hormones are produced, and your body rests.
But, your busy lifestyle may displace your sleep priority.
Catching up on your sleep on the weekend may not be as beneficial as you think. Social jet lag occurs when you stay up late and try to sleep late. Shifting your sleep clock by more than 30 minutes or an hour can make you feel sleep deprived when you shift your bedtime back. It’s like having jet lag in your own time zone.
Try to minimize the difference between your weekday and weekend bedtimes. Pulling an all-nighter is a bad idea. If you’re going to have a late night, plan it when you can sleep in the next day. Adjust your clock to get back to your regular bedtime.
Adults usually need between seven and nine hours sleep per night. Teens need eight to ten hours sleep per night because the body needs rest as it grows. The sleep clock is the last thing to mature.
Listen as Dr. John Schuen joins Dr. Holly Lucille to discuss the importance of sleep and how to have better sleep hygiene.