Sleep and pregnancy – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. People in all age groups report not getting enough sleep. Dr. Michael Twery at the NIH says probably the most common condition is where we just don’t allow enough time for sleep.
Twery: Increasingly we can live a 24-hour lifestyle. We all want to live life to the fullest. Many of us have many competing demands on our time.
Narrator: He emphasizes that adults need 7 to 8 hour of sleep a night, teenagers 9 or 10 hours, and children even more. Getting enough sleep is vital for mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety. For more information on sleep and its benefits, visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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