I read an article (probably just the first paragraph of an article on Yahoo!) which said that kids under 10 years old need at least 10 hours of sleep, adults 8 hours and older folks only 6 hours of sleep.
Seems unfair older adults usually have more time that they can spend on sleep; whereas, young kids have so much more energy they could effectively use the extra time. Young parents (of young children / babies) don't really get enough sleep. The babies (in particular) seem to use the night as crying/ feeding time, so the parents are up all night followed by work either at a off site job or home (dishes, cleaning, cooking, etc.).
I think all of my grandkids (except one) seem to sleep the allotted time; when I visit them I am usually up before them. The one tends to get up before the other kids every day I am around. Sleep for me usually is at least the amount that is required but is broken up into 2-5 hour segments usually by bathroom breaks.
“I wasn’t really asleep I was just meditating on unconsciousness.”
“Sleep is like the unicorn - it is rumored to exist, but I doubt I will see any”
People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.
It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards.
Problems always look smaller after a warm meal and a good night’s sleep.
Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep
The good people sleep much better at night than the bad people. Of course, the bad people enjoy the waking hours much more
Laugh and the world laughs with you. Snore and you sleep alone
sleep (n) a condition of body and mind such as that which typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the nervous system is relatively inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended • chiefly poetic/literary a state compared to or resembling this, such as death or complete silence or stillness • a gummy or gritty secretion found in the corners of the eyes after sleep
ORIGIN Old English slēp, slǣp (noun), slēpan, slǣpan (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch slapen and German schlafen