The sleep hormone (6)

How many hours should a person sleep depending on their age?

Serotonin gives the baton to Melatonin

Melatonin is a hormone that helps with the quality of sleep.

The “triads” in the evening meal help, in the same way, to secret melatonin.

Dinner is not fattening,
On the contrary, it helps us sleep better

  • Neuroendocrine and immune function
  • Reduction of cognitive function
  • Nightmares at night
  • Mood disorders
  • Reduced concentration and memory
  • Adopting unhealthy behaviours (diet, smoking, alcohol)
  • Premature ageing
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Depression
  • Hypertension
  • Type II diabetes
  • Low immune resistance
  • Increased likelihood of Acute Myocardial Infarction

Age

Hours

Children 1-2 years old

11-14

Children 3-5

10-13

Children 6-13

9-11

Teens

8-10

Adults

7-9

Adults 65+

7-8

Here we observe 2 mice where the difference in size is due to the lack of sleep of the left (obese) mouse.