It’s approaching 9:00 at night. The knot in your stomach lets you know that the ritual is about to begin. All parents understand the dread that accompanies the nightly bedtime routine. It seems as if even the most well-behaved children act out when it’s time for light’s out.
Whether you are forty, fourteen, or four, your body requires a specific amount of sleep in order to fully energize and function the following day. These standards, which are determined by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), help individuals determine the appropriate duration of sleep for their age.