How many hours of sleep should I be getting?
I am a 13 year old girl, and I do sports a couple nights a week. But, I do have sleeping problems, and I had been taking melatonin for a while, but I stopped because I'm not supposed to take it for more than 2 months in a row. I do have anxiety and depression which contributes to sleep trouble, but I have been getting like 4 to 6 hours of sleep during the week every night. How much sleep should a person my age be getting every night? I have been feeling exhausted lately.
Well, I really suggest you try to sleep 6 hours the minimum and 8 hours the max. Because 6 hours is just fine to keep you well and any more than 8 hours is really a waste of time. I usually sleep 5-6 hours a day, and if I'm really lucky then I get 7 hours sleep. No more than 7 hours though.