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How Many Hours Should I Sleep?

Are you feeling more fatigue and/or depression lately?  It might not all be in your head.

Look around.  Today’s average adult works longer, feels less satisfied and often gets less and less rest, leaving one prone to incidents of fatigue, depression and other related conditions.  Add on top of that, work pressures, bad news about today’s economy, kids, and personal time (does anybody actually have time for  personal time anymore?), and it’s no wonder, next day tiredness and lack of concentration are at the top of the list of everyday worker battles.

Enter Zyppah.

While you may or may not suffer from snoring, sleep apnea, need more rest (really, we believe you do), or you feel as refreshed as a daisy every morning you go to work, you probably know someone who doesn’t.  Why not get them the only mouthpiece that gives you “Double the Weapons in the Battle against Snoring?” All other anti-snoring mouthpieces only advance the jaw. ZYPPAH advances the jaw and stabilizes the tongue. This one-two combination gives you two solutions to stop the snoring.  It was developed and tested on hundreds of patients as Dr. Jonathan Greenburg’s Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment Centers.

Patent advertising aside, don’t you love the feeling you have when you wake up in the morning refreshed and fully awake?  Sure you do.  We all do.  Now what if you could have that feeling everyday?  With Zyppah you can.  If you (or a loved one) suffers from snoring or sleep apnea, you know the tired, restless feeling you have for several hours throughout the day until you can “get it together.”  The lack of focus and feeling “out of it.”  It’s a beautiful thing when you sleep peacefully and wake up fully aware of what’s going on around you.

So Tell Me Then, How Many Hours A Night Should I Sleep?

The Mayo Clinic says adults need 7 to 9 hours. It also says need depends on various factors—especially your age.  Consider their chart below: (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/how-many-hours-of-sleep-are-enough/AN01487/)

Age group Recommended amount of sleep
Infants 14 to 15 hours
Toddlers 12 to 14 hours
School-age children 10 to 11 hours
Adults 7 to 9 hours

In addition to age, other factors may affect how many hours of sleep you need. For example:

  • Changes in a woman’s body during pregnancy can increase the need for sleep.
  • Older adults need about the same amount of sleep as younger adults. As you get older, however, your sleeping patterns may change. Older adults tend to sleep more lightly and awaken more frequently during the night than do younger adults. This may create a need for or tendency toward daytime napping.
  • Previous sleep deprivation. If you’re sleep deprived, the amount of sleep you need increases.
  • Sleep quality. If your sleep is frequently interrupted or cut short, you’re not getting quality sleep — and the quality of your sleep is just as important as the quantity.

And check out this piece that the Mayo Clinic says:

“Although some people claim to feel rested on just a few hours of sleep a night, research shows that people who sleep so little over many nights don’t perform as well on complex mental tasks as do people who get closer to seven hours of sleep a night. Additionally, studies among adults show that getting much more or less than seven hours of sleep a night is associated with a higher mortality rate.”

How much sleep are you getting?

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