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Sleep Week

Tune in all week on Breakfast Television as we explore your sleep to get you better and deeper rest. Check back on this page for more information, as well as watch segments featuring industry experts.

FAQ

Q: How much sleep should I be getting? A: It depends on the age of the person. Last year, the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), along with a multi-disciplinary expert panel, issued its new recommendations for appropriate sleep durations. The report recommends wider appropriate sleep ranges for most age groups:

  • Newborns (0-3 months): 14-17 hours each day
  • Infants (4-11 months): 12-15 hours
  • Toddlers (1-2 years): 11-14 hours
  • Preschoolers (3-5): 10-13 hours
  • School age children (6-13): 9-11 hours
  • Teenagers (14-17): 8-10 hours
  • Younger adults (18-25): 7-9 hours
  • Adults (26-64):  7-9 hours
  • Older adults (65+): 7-8 hours

Q: How can I start tracking my sleep patterns? A: There are a variety of different applications one can download for their iPhone and Android that tracks a users sleep. Some of the most popular include Sleep Cycle app ($0.99), and Sleepbot (FREE), both available for download.

Q: What is the best position to sleep in? A: Dr. Stacy Irvine says ‘back sleepers’ get the best sleep, as their spine remains straight as possible, which supports the natural curvature of the spine. If not a ‘back sleeper’, ‘side sleepers can support their spine depending on the pillow that is being used. Dr. Stacy warns against stomach sleepers, as many times this position can result in lower back pain.

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Videos

Monday, July 4, 2016
Dr. Colleen Carney, Ryerson University, Director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Bryce Wylde, Associate Medical Director P3 Health

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Winston Sih, tech expert

Thursday, July 7, 2016
Stacy Irvine, chiropractor