Do we really spend a third of our life sleeping ?

22 Oct 2010

We spend about a third of our life sleeping. The average adult sleeps 7 to 8.6 hours a day. Children sleep more than adults; they spent about 10 hours a day sleeping. Newborns, but, may sleep for nearly two-thirds of their day. There is an age-related difference in average time spent sleeping. As a person ages, they require less sleep. The elderly only spent around 6.5 hours a day sleeping.

Do we really spend a third of our life sleeping ?

22 Oct 2010

We spend about a third of our life sleeping. The average adult sleeps 7 to 8.6 hours a day. Children sleep more than adults; they spent about 10 hours a day sleeping. Newborns, but, may sleep for nearly two-thirds of their day. There is an age-related difference in average time spent sleeping. As a person ages, they require less sleep. The elderly only spent around 6.5 hours a day sleeping.

British Journal of Cancer has found that lack of sleep can greatly increase the risk of breast cancer

03 Oct 2010

(NaturalNews) A study on almost 24,000 Japanese women recently published in the British Journal of Cancer has found that lack of sleep can greatly increase the risk of breast cancer, with women who slept 6 hours or less every night having a significantly higher risk.

Breast Cancer Statistics

Breast cancer is the most common cancer to hit women worldwide. In Japan, when age-standardized to the world population, the incidence rate was 28.3 per 100,000 in 1991, and rose to 39.5 in 2001.

Independent Sleep Hi

05 Aug 2010

By Rebecca (not verified)

Independent Sleep

Hi Chireal,
I was really impressed with your approach to "sleep" in the documentary on Channel 4. Like so many others my 11month little girl has never really slept the night . She wakes every 2 hours (sometimes less) . She slept the night for a very short period between 10 and 14 weeks and I speculate that perhaps she started to wake as she grew attached to her dummie and woke looking for it or perhaps the cold weather or .....

I just saw the trailer for the channel 4 show

30 Jul 2010

I just saw the trailer for the channel 4 show and tracked down this site via the C4 website... I just want to say thank you for acknowledging the fact that Health Visitors are poorly trained when it comes to sleep issues. I am a co-sleeping, breastfeeding, full-time working mum and even if I wanted to try controlled crying (which I don't) I don't have the time or energy to be up for hours with my precious daughter crying - and then go to work the next day and deal with my class of 5 year olds!

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