Find a new quality of life through healthy sleep

What is healthy sleep?

Sleep duration

How many hours of sleep are healthy? Answering this question involves some complex aspects: How many hours are enough? What amount of sleep is definitely too little? And how can a concrete value be determined?

There are basically no general answers to these questions. The amount of sleep you need always depends on various individual factors, such as genetics, stress or age. Nevertheless, estimates can be made about the average amount of sleep required. It is assumed that adults need an average of seven to nine hours of sleep per night.

Sleep quality

Sleep quality is just as important as sleep duration. Influenced by various factors such as sleeping environment, stress level, sleeping surface, etc., this aspect of nightly rest is quite complex, but can be influenced in a meaningful way.

​Reasons for inadequate sleep quality

In order to sustainably improve sleep quality, it is important to know the possible reasons or triggers for poor sleep. These are as comprehensive as they are diverse:

  • Stress, professional or private
  • caffeine
  • alcohol
  • physical or mental illnesses (pain, stroke, depression, dementia, ...)
  • Taking medication (antibiotics, blood pressure or asthma medications, etc.)
  • shift work
  • hereditary predisposition

It should be noted at this point that the causes of drastic lack of sleep should neither be self-diagnosed nor treated independently. If you have serious sleep problems, you should always consult a doctor.

Lack of sleep and its consequences

If the quality of sleep is inadequate and there is a lack of sleep, this has far-reaching consequences for the organism. Various deficits and possible resulting long-term consequences are not uncommon in this context. The typical effects on the body and mind include...

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