HOW MUCH SLEEP DO YOU NEED?

 HOW MUCH SLEEP DO YOU NEED?
Here is some new research summarised onto how your age can determine how much sleep you need. Summarised by NCORsleep research ltosteo.co.uk – The National Centre for Osteopathic Research.

 

The effect of aging on sleep requirements

The National Sleep Foundation in the USA convened an expert multidisciplinary panel to determine recommendations concerning sufficient sleep durations. Recommendations were based on an extensive review of the scientific literature of healthy populations, and recognition that sleep requirements vary with age. A summary of the recommendations is given in the table below:

Age Recommended sleep requirements based on the evidence review
Newborn babies (0-3 months) 14-17 hours
Infants (4-11 months) 12-15 hours
Toddlers (1-2 years) 11-14 hours
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years) 10-13 hours
School age children (6-13 years) 9-11 hours
Teenagers (14-17 years) 8-10 hours
Young adults (18-25 years) 7-9 hours
Adults (26-64 years) 7-8 hours

Further information concerning this study can be found in: Hirshkowitz M, Whiton K, Albert SM, et al. National Sleep Foundation’s sleep time duration recommendations: methodology and results summary Sleep Health: Journal of the National Sleep Foundation DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sleh.2014.12.010.http://www.sleephealthjournal.org/article/S2352-7218(15)00015-7/abstract

 

Louisa Henderson BA (Hons) MOst MSCCO

Louisa Henderson is our Women’s Health Osteopath. Women commonly see Louisa with pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, hip problems, rectus diastasis and low back pain.

She uses a range of techniques including structural, visceral and cranial osteopathy to improve function and reduce pain levels as well as providing appropriate exercises specifically tailored to your needs and to aid rehabilitation.

After graduating from the British School of Osteopathy with a Masters degree, she completed a two year diploma in Women’s Health in Osteopathy with the Molinari Institute of Health. She treats adults of all ages, however specialises in treating women during the pre- and post- natal period. Louisa Henderson is a Registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council and a member of the Institute of Osteopathy.

Appointment Times (at Fresh Ground): Tuesdays 12-4pm and Thursdays 5-9pm

Testimonials:

 

I’ve visited Louisa many times and can’t recommend her enough. She first treated me when I was late going into labour … After the birth I saw her again. She eased all my post natal aches and pains. She’s a really lovely, friendly lady and I’ve since recommended her to several other friends who have all had similarly positive experiences.

– Thea

I have been seeing Louisa for nearly 3 years now for ongoing joint issues requiring both osteopathy and sports massage. Whilst my problems cannot be ‘cured’ the treatment and care I receive from Louisa ensures they are managed to a level that does not adversely impact my life … I cannot recommend her highly enough.

– Jennifer

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