To Bed

Some of us suffer from not being able to get to sleep when we need to and some of us work to many hours and do not get enough sleep, either way how much sleep do we all need to have?
According to the National Institutes of Health, the average adult sleeps less than seven hours per night. In today’s fast-paced society, six or seven hours of sleep may sound pretty good. In reality, though, it is a recipe for chronic sleep deprivation. There is a big difference between the amount of sleep you can get by on and the amount you need to function optimally.
The amount of sleep we need depends greatly on our age as Newborn to 2 months old needs about 12 to 18 hours of sleep and yet and child between the ages of 5 to 12 years old only needs 10 to 11 hours of sleep. While sleep requirements vary slightly from person to person, most healthy adults need between seven and a half to nine hours of sleep per night to function at their best.
The biggest trouble I have is, do I need to be reminded of how many hours I need and when is the best time to go to bed?


This is where the ‘To Bed’ app for iOS users comes in handy. The app states “Like your loving Mom, the app knows when there is no need to remind you. And when vacation comes around, just activate "vacation mode" and there will be no mentioning, whatsoever, about getting to bed.
Probably a little sexist that it talks about mom waking you up when it could have been dad that woke you up, other than that it is easy to use. You set the time you need to be awake by and your age then it works out how much sleep you need and alerts you via the notifications centre as to when you have half an hour before you need to be in bed. All the settings can be customised as some people might want reminding an hour before it is bed time, either way I have been using the app for just over two weeks now and I am feeling more awake and more energetic than I once was due to having the right amount of and when I should be going to bed. I am now no longer a night own, well only when I want to have that late night.