Best Time to Sleep and Wake Up

Job duties or child care, can make it difficult to adhere to the “early to bed, early to rise” philosophy.

Best sleeping hours

Ideally, go to bed earlier and wake up in the early morning hours.  This matches our biological tendencies to adapt our sleep pattern with that of the sun.

How our circadian rhythm works

Circadian rhythm is a term to describe your brain’s natural sleep-wake schedule.

How our circadian rhythm works

People are most likely to be at their sleepiest at two points: between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m.

How much sleep do we need?

Experts recommend that adults get at least 7 hours of sleep per night.

Side effects of not getting enough sleep

getting sick more often high blood pressure (hypertension) diabetes heart disease obesity depression

Side effects of getting too much sleep

anxiety depression sleep apnea Parkinson’s disease diabetes heart disease obesity thyroid disorder asthma

When should I go to sleep?

The best time to go to sleep at night is a time frame in which you can achieve the recommended sleep for your age group.