How Much Sleep You Really Need

Six years ago the National Sleep Foundation released its latest guidelines, shown below, indicating how many hours of sleep people of various ages need every night. Their latest recommendation from earlier this year has not changed.

While it didn’t change its recommendations of seven to nine hours per night, most age groups show slight tweaks in the normal range.

When reading the chart below, realize that most people fit into the dark blue category for their age group.

Outliers fit into the teal bracket on either side of the dark blue. It is rare for it to be healthy for anyone to sleep more or less than those amounts.

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19 Great Truths From A Grandmother On Her 90th Birthday

  1. There are thousands of people who live their entire lives on the default settings, never realizing they can customize everything.
  2. The right journey is the ultimate destination.
  3. The willingness to do hard things opens great windows of opportunity.
  4. Small, incremental changes always change everything in the long run.
  5. No one wins a game of chess, or the game of life, by only moving forward.
  6. The biggest disappointments in life are often the result of misplaced expectations.
  7. Our character is often most evident at our highs and lows.
  8. Life changes from moment to moment, and so can you.
  9. You can fight and win the battles of today, only.
  10. Not being “OK” all the time is normal.
  11. Sensitivity can be a super power.
  12. Opening up to someone who cares can heal a broken heart.
  13. Solitude is important, too.
  14. Most of the time you don’t need more to be happier—you need less.
  15. Beginning each day with love, grace and gratitude always feels better than the alternative.
  16. Who we choose to be around matters immensely.
  17. Relationship boundaries are life-savers.
  18. It’s during the toughest times of your life that you’ll get to see the true colors of the people who say they care about you.
  19. New opportunities are always out there waiting for you.

Click Here for an explanation of each one of these from her grandson.

18 Powerful Quotes

  1. “Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie
  2. “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” – Malala Yousafzai
  3. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius
  4. “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand. Most people listen with the intent to reply.” – Stephen R. Covey
  5. “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein
  6. “The reason why we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” – Steven Furtick
  7. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
  8. “We judge ourselves by our intentions. And others by their actions.” – Stephen R. Covey
  9. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” – Mary Engelbreit
  10. “We choose to go to the moon and do these other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy
  11. “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
  12. “The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Unknown
  13. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — either way you’re right.” – Henry Ford
  14. “Challenges is what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine
  15. “I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting. That is when I start counting, because then it really counts. That’s what makes you a champion.” – Muhammad Ali
  16. “True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.” – Paul Sweeney
  17. “Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  18. “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde